Wednesday, February 15, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Odisha urges AIIMS to depute a neurologist for Pipili victim

Odisha urges AIIMS to depute a neurologist for Pipili victim
PTI | 05:02 PM,Feb 15,2012

Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (PTI) As health condition of the alleged dalit
rape and attempt to murder victim of Pipili continued to remain
critical, Odisha government had requested the All India Institute of
Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi to depute a neurologist for further
examination, official sources said today. The condition of the
19-year-old girl, who had been treated at the ICU of the SCB Medical
College Hospital in Cuttack since January first week, did not improve
despite best efforts of the doctors of the hospital, the state
government said in a letter to the director of the AIIMS. The girl,
who was in semi-coma stage, was allegedly raped and attempts were made
to kill her at Arjungada village under Pipili Police Station area on
November 28, 2011. She was admitted to the SCBMCH following an order
of the Orissa High Court. The state government also mentioned in the
letter that the director of National Commission for Scheduled Castes,
Dr Divakar Basak during his recentt visit, had called for the service
of a neurologist from the AIIIMS, New Dlhi for providing better
medical care to the victim. So far three commissions like NCSC,
National Commission for Women (NCW) and the State Commission for Women
(SCW) have separately undertaken probe into the alleged rape and
attempt to murder case involving the teenaged girl. The SCW, which had
submitted its enquiry report to the state government, blamed the
doctors for the worsening health condition of the dalit girl, while
NCSC director expressed his displeasure over the treatement of the
victim during initial days.

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