Bengaluru: Nanjangud Taluk Health Officer (THO) Dr Nagendra SR, committed suicide on Thursday allegedly due to work pressures. He had been working continuously in Covid-19 duty since the pandemic broke out in March this year.
The Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association, (PHANA) Bangalore, has condemned such toxic work environment. “We urge the Govt of Karnataka to create a conducive environment for medical professionals who are at the forefront of Covid care to work without any undue pressure,” said Dr Prasanna HM, President Elect, PHANA.
The association expressed heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr Nagendra SR, on his untimely death and urged the government to investigate the death of the frontline worker. “We urge the Govt to conduct a high level impartial enquiry regarding the circumstances and events leading to the unfortunate suicide by one of our esteemed colleague,” Dr Ravindra R, President PHANA said in a press statement.
Team Indiamedtoday, condole with the bereaved family of Dr Nagendra SR.
Update August 20, 2020