Saturday, July 3, 2010

No helping hand at all for this BIDAR poor boy

 In yet another incident where access to medication is denied to the poor, a 10-year-old boy Rathikanth from Bidar is on the verge of losing his right hand due to neglect and complacency on the part of as many as six hospitals.

Ironically, Rathikanth’s story has come to light on Doctors’ Day. Rathikanth, who injured his right forearm about a month ago, was referred to Bangalore hospitals for better treatment by Dr G M Shetkar of Bidar, as his clinic lacked equipment and facilities to treat ‘compressed syndrome’ that the boy suffered from.
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