Gangtok, Jan 15:
Dr. Parasmani Karki, Senior Consultant (Gynaecologist), New STNM Hospital, Sochakgang has been suspended from service over the negligent maternal death which was reported yesterday.
As per the order “whereas, the disciplinary proceeding against Dr. Parasmani Karki, Senior Consultant (Gynaecologist), STNM Hospital, Sochakgang under Family Welfare Department is contemplated.”
“Now therefore, the Governor, in exercise of the powers conferred by Sub rule (1) of the rule 8 of the Sikkim Government Servants’ (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1985 hereby, places the said Dr. Parasmani Karki, Senior Consultant (Gynaecologist), STNM Hospital, Sochakgang, Health and Family Welfare Department under suspension with immediate effect.”
“It is further ordered that during the period that this order still remains in force, the Headquarters of Dr. Parasmani Karkl, Senior Consultant (Gynaecologist), STNM Hospital, Sochaygang. Health and Family Welfare Department shall be at Gangtok shall not leave the Headquarters without obtaining the permission of the competent authority.”
Yesterday, a 36-year-old pregnant woman from Khamdong succumbed to death allegedly by negligence by STNM hospital staff. And in order to inquire into this fact, a three memeber high level committee headed by an IAS officer was constituted yesterday immediately by the concerned authority and today Dr Parasmani Karki was suspended.