Probe panel given week’s time to submit report on Dr Maravi

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 May 2017 11:36:07

Staff Reporter,

The State Government is said to have asked the three-member probe committee of the Gandhi Medical College senior professors to probe against Dr Deepak Maravi, Joint Director and Superintendent, Hamidia Hospital recently. Now, the Government wants detailed probe on the Superintendent, against whom, many allegations of misbehaviour and other wrongdoings were levelled by nurses and other staffers.

Two weeks ago, the Government gave two days time to the probe committee to submit its report, but now, adding some more points in the probe, the Government has given about a week’s time to probe committee to submit its report.

Sources in Medical Education Department said the probe committee members have started scanning documents of the Superintendent and allegations against him. Statements of nurses and other staff are said to have been recorded and of some nurses are yet to be recorded.

It is learnt that Sharad Jain, Minister for Medical Education has also written a letter to Principal Secretary, Medical Education to initiate a probe against Dr Deepak Maravi and take action against him, even to the extent of removing him from the post of Superintendent due to strong protest from Hamidia Hospital paramedical staff. On the other hand, the hospital nurses and other paramedical staff are also awaiting completion of probe against Dr Maravi and posting of new Superintendent.

Manish Rastogi, Commissioner, Medical Education, had made it clear about three days ago that he would not take any action against Dr Deepak Maravi without probe report. After a high-level meeting in Medical Education Department, the probe committee is said to have been asked to bring probe on the fast track.

When contacted, Manish Rastogi, Commissioner, Medical Education, said the department did not give any fixed time to complete the probe. The detailed probe will take some time. Action will be taken after the probe report, he said.