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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Suicides in the past week 15th to 26th oct 2011

Teenaged boy, lover end life in bhopal Upset at family members dissapproval of their relationship 15 year old jeet Yadav and 15 year old Ayushi Gupta from Bhopal committed suicide by jumping in front of a running train(Narmada Express).on tues 25th Oct 2011 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IIT graduate commits suicide A 25 year old indian Administrative Service aspirant Amit Singh committed suicide over a failed relationship.The former IIT Delhi student hanged himself at his rented house in Govindpuri on Sunday 23rd Oct 2011. The police recovered a suicide note. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A 21-year-old management student committed suicide by jumping from a building terrace at Andheri (W) on Thursday night. (20th oct 2011)..Dimple Harijani, originally from Gujarat lived on the 12th floor of Royal Classique building, new link road. She had come to Mumbai only a few months ago. She was depressed after her mother passed away recently. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Harassed by Crime Branch, man tries to kill himself outside RR Patil’s office Published: Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011, 8:30 IST By Somendra Sharma | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA A 33-year-old man tried to commit suicide by consuming at least 15 sleeping pills outside the office of state home minister RR Patil in the Mantralaya on Monday after being allegedly harassed by the Crime Branch officials. In his letter to the home minister, the victim alleged that he was assaulted and wrongfully detained by the Crime Branch officials in Ghatkopar. But, the police claimed that he was into criminal activities and duped people by posing as a fake policeman. The victim has been identified as Vinod Sonkamble, a resident of Bhimjeevan Chawl Committee at Valmiki Nagar in Ghatkopar. He is currently undergoing treatment at the GT Hospital. According to the Marine Drive police, the incident took place at 4pm on Monday outside Patil’s office in the Mantralaya. “Sonkamble had given an application at Patil’s office stating that officers of Unit 7 (Ghatkopar) of crime branch had confined him wrongfully for three days and assaulted him,” said inspector MG Inamdar. “After consuming the sleeping pill, Sonkamble informed the security officers at the Mantralaya about it and started vomiting. He was rushed to GT Hospital,” said Inamdar. “We will record his statement once he is fit. We would then book him on charge of attempt to commit suicide,” said another police officer. “Recently, a businessman was robbed by a few men of Rs60 lakh. The accused claimed to be policemen. One of the sketches of the suspects resembled Sonkamble and so we detained him,” said an officer of the Ghatkopar Crime Branch. Relatives and friends of Sonkamble claimed that the police were acting on the instance of two civic officials, who were suspended five months ago following a complaint filed against them based on RTI query by Sonkamble. “He had sought details regarding an illegal construction at Saki Naka five months ago. He had met top civic officials regarding the illegal construction work after which a L ward junior engineer and another civic employee were suspended,” said Nayan Pumbhadiya, a friend of Sonkamble’s. The home minister has ordered a probe into the incident by joint commissioner of police (crime) Himanshu Roy. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here’s why 230 of the 280 nurses at the premier hospital have been striking Why Asian Heart flutters Lathicharge on Friday compounds nurses’ allegation of bad language by senior doctors Jyoti Shelar Not Bad Not Bad Not Bad Not Bad Not Bad Mail this article Mail this page Print this article Print this page Translate this page Translate this page Rate me.... Share Share Share Share 0digg Posted On Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 02:40:26 AM It’s routinely listed among the country’s top five-star hospitals and its managing director is the Prime Minister’s heart doctor, but for the last three days, following the suicide of one of its nurses, the Asian Heart Hospital at Bandra-Kurla Complex has turned into a battleground between the management and the nursing staff. On Friday the police lathi-charged the protesting nurses leading to hospitalization of three of them. Of the 280 nurses employed at Asian Heart 230 are on strike. On Friday when a recovering patient demanded that he be attended by the same nurse who had been taking care of him since he was hospitalized, the management summoned the said nurse and offered to treble his salary if he resumed work but he refused preferring to join his striking colleagues. Nurses say they are protesting stressful working condition and allege verbal abuse by doctors and management. ‘We are often humiliated before patients…Called b*****d, morons and other derogatory names,” said one of the strikers. The management in turn alleges that sometimes they are forced to take drastic action because of errant nurses. “What is one supposed to do when nurses start celebrating birthdays inside operation theatres as we caught some doing on camera recently,’ asks medical director Dr Vijay D’Silva. ‘Or in the case of the nurse who forgot to administer an injection to a patient?’ The suicide three days ago of 22-year-old nurse Beena Baby, allegedly due to harassment from her superiors, triggered the simmering unrest. While Baby did not leave a suicide note, the hospital spokesperson cited an Economic and Political Weekly study claiming that Malyalis have an abnormally high suicide rate as a possible reason. The nub of the matter however lies with the two-year bond that the hospital signs with all nursing staff. In lieu of employment the hospital retains all their original educational certificates. If anyone breaks the bond they have to deposit Rs 50,000 before they can reclaim their certificates. With salaries as low as ten to twelve thousand rupees, the fine is nearly impossible to pay, contend nurses. On Thursday the management, trying to quell discontent, offered to release all the nurses from this bond and unconfirmed reports said that a hundred nurses were likely to take this up and walk out. “We do not want the bond system, we want the experience certificate and we want to work in a harassment free environment. The management however is not keen to offer us any of this,” said Jijo John, a nurse from the AHI’s cathlab. “The rest were threatened legal action against them for participating in the strike. The management further said that those who agree to work in the hospital will be re-interviewed and the management will then decide if they want the nurses back. However they will not issue any experience certificates,” added John. While the nurses claimed that the OPD services were badly affected and the patients on ventilator were shifted to other hospitals, Dr D’silva refuted the claims. “The OPD’s are functioning properly. We have not shifted any patients. One patient who was on ventilator took discharge on Thursday while we are managing all the others. We are offering all the services to the patients and the strike has not affected our functioning,” said D’Silva. The nurses say that other hospitals too keep the original certificates and have the bond system. However they have good working environment. “Nurses face a lot of harassment at AHI. They are blamed for mistakes committed by doctors. Worse, abuses are hurled at them - at a hospital that claims to be a top-class medical facility,” said Anoop Chacko, who worked at the hospital for two years before quitting over harassment. On Friday, Chacko, now with Kohinoor Hospital, visited AHI to offer support to former colleagues. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Nurse commits suicide, colleagues blame senior 22-yr-old worked in Asian Heart Institute; she was allegedly humiliated by her senior Yogesh Sadhwani and Ketan Ranga Posted On Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 03:25:53 AM A 22-year-old nurse with Asian Heart Institute, Bandra Kurla Complex, committed suicide on Monday night. Her body was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the staff quarters at Santa Cruz, but there was no suicide note. The deceased, Beena Baby, had an altercation with her senior at work, and had walked out of the hospital on Monday evening with tears gushing down her face, her colleagues said. Beena had been working in the hospital for the past five months. Her colleague said, “On Monday, she had an altercation with our senior, and was screamed at. Beena wanted to quit, but the senior reminded her of the bond system, in which a nurse has to pay the hospital Rs 50,000 if he/she quits before completing two years of service. Till that time, the nurses’ educational certificates are retained by the hospital authorities.” Another nurse added that Beena had felt despondent after the fight. “She was from a poor family and felt trapped. Even when she was leaving for the staff quarters after duty hours, she was crying,” the nurse said. The staff quarters are near Rajesh Khanna Garden in Santa Cruz. Beena stayed in one of the apartments with seven other nurses, her colleagues said. Many of Beena’s colleagues have had fights with the senior in question, and following Beena’s suicide, approached president of Kerala Cultural Society, Manoj Kumar Kutty, and got a police complaint filed. The hospital authorities denied harassment charges. Dr Vijay D’Silva, medical director, Asian Heart Institute said: “Obviously (it is) a very unfortunate incident... All we can say is the suicide was due to personal reasons. The matter is being investigated by the police and we are cooperating with them. The Asian Heart Family prays for her peace, and we are with her bereaved family in grief.” Beena’s father Joseph told Mumbai Mirror from Thodopuzha in Kerala, that his daughter was fed up of her job. “She desperately wanted to quit, but she was being asked to pay Rs 50,000. We were duped by the agent who got her the job at the hospital; he had assured Rs 13,000 as salary but Beena was being paid only Rs 10,000.” Senior Inspector Madhukar Chowdhary said, “We haven’t booked anyone yet. We are waiting for the girl’s parents.” ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 280 nurses go on strike after colleague's suicide HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times Mumbai, October 20, 2011 Email to Author First Published: 01:14 IST(20/10/2011) Last Updated: 01:17 IST(20/10/2011) Share more... 6 Comments Email print A day after a 22-year-old nurse working at the Asian Heart Institute Hospital at Bandra-Kurla Complex committed suicide, 280 nurses from the hospital went on a flash strike on Wednesday to protest the alleged "inhuman treatment" meted out to them by the hospital. On Tuesday, nurse Beena Baby, ended her life in her Khar apartment. Baby's colleagues alleged she committed suicide after hospital authorities harassed her for misplacing a patient's ultrasound report. Authorities, however, denied the allegation. The hospital announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for Baby on Wednesday. Nurses at the hospital said they were unhappy with the working conditions. Nurses claimed that the hospital asked all nurses to sign a two-year bond whereby the hospital retains their original graduation certificates. If a nurse wants to take the certificate before the two-year period ends, she has to pay Rs 50,000. "We want the hospital to return our certificates and scrap the bond policy," said Melvin Mathew, a staff nurse. The nurses also want the hospital to issue an experience certificate to all nurses stating their duration of work. The nurses called off the strike at 4pm after hospital authorities assured them that they would get their certificates. "We will give them the certificates provided they join duty. The retention of certificates is a standard practice across hospitals in India. If you train someone, you expect a commitment from them," said Dr Vijay D'Silva, medical director of the hospital. The nurses said they would collect the certificates on Thursday. The nurses claimed nurses were fired for arbitrary reasons. Jinsu Anne Alex said she was fired last week because she forgot to seal the intra-venous fluid line after disconnecting it from a patient's hand. "I don't have the money to get my certificates." "If a nurse is negligent, we do not tolerate that. The terminated staff will also have to pay Rs 50,000 to take the certificate as it is their training cost," said Dr D'Silva. 200 nursing students stage protest Mumbai: Nearly 200 nursing students from JJ hospital staged a protest on Wednesday morning alleging that third-year students were failed in practical examinations by an examiner. "An examiner is biased against us. We want the university to reassess the matter," said Ganesh Rajwade, a student. The students have threatened to go on an indefinite hunger strike from Thursday, demanding an inquiry into the matter. Out of 53 students, 32 have failed in paediatric and psychiatric nursing. According to Dr Udaysinh Raorane, controller of examination, MUHS, only eight students failed. The students alleged that Meena Sonawane marked them poorly as they had complained about her. Sonawane, a professor of nursing, said, "There were two examiners who gave combined marks for this exam." Dr TP Lahane, dean of JJ Hospital, said two doctors from the MUHS would look into the matter on Thursday. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bandra hospital nurses call off stir Sumitra Deb Roy, TNN Oct 23, 2011, 03.08AM IST MUMBAI: The 180-odd nurses of Bandra's Asian Heart Hospital (AHI), who were locked in a bitter battle with the management for the last four days, called off their strike on Saturday. This came after the hospital agreed to return their education certificates and experience letters. The problems for AHI, however, may not be over yet. A majority of the striking nurses have decided to collect their certificates and quit. "At least 80% of us are not willing to stay back. We will collect the certificates and start our job hunt," said M Matthew, a nurse. He said the nurses found the work environment "stressful and harassing". The strike was triggered by one of their colleagues, Beena Baby (21), committing suicide on Tuesday.The stand-off has resulted in cancellation and postponement of surgeries. Some patients said that only a handful of nurses was attending to most of the patients. Hospital insiders as well as the striking nurses said that relatives of at least two patients moved them to another hospital. The hospital management, however, has maintained that 50 nurses were looking after the patients. AHI vice-chairman and cardiac surgeon Dr Ramakant Panda said on Saturday that another 20 nurses had resumed worked. "We had 80 more nurses at our disposal. They were hired as the hospital is planning to increase its bed strength by 100," he added. Panda said the nurses will get their original certificates back. "The nurses can stay in the hospital quarters for 10 days even if they resign," he said. The hospital, however, stood by its decision to re-interview the nurses before taking them back. The nursing staff who will rejoin will have to give a guarantee/commitment for the remaining part of their two year contract, a hospital spokesperson said. There is no law that says anything against minimum employment period against training. The hospital management softened its stand after the intervention of Kerala MPs P T Thomas and Jose Mani. Both flew down to Mumbai on Friday night after the hospital refused to negotiate with local associations representing the nurses. "Nurses from Kerala work here at meagre salaries. On top of that, hospitals tie them with such inhuman bonds," Thomas said.

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