A young lady anaesthetist from Goa Medical College who was part of the jumbo medical team posted at the residence of the very ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has resigned from government service on account of work related stress and undue harassment. Is the health of Manohar Parrikar now taking a toll on the doctors too?

In a very high-handed and atrocious act, while the Goa Medical College is facing acute shortage of doctors, Dr Jagannath Kolwalcar, Associate Professor of Cardio Thoracic Surgery has over the last almost one year been accompanying round the clock Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar while he has been shuttling between hospitals from Goa to Mumbai’s Lilavati and then from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to Dukle’s clinic at Candolim and after the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi is now stationed at his private residence in Dona Paula with Dr. Kolwalcar next to Manohar Parrikar 24X7.

Ironically Dr Kolwalcar who is on contract at the Goa Medical College on a monthly salary of four lakhs is not in the field of pancreatic Cancer from which Manohar Parrikar is now ailing.

So while Dr Kolwalcar has since February last year been perhaps only monitoring Manohar Parrikar’s pulse and BP, poor patients at the Goa Medical College are having their cardio surgery either delayed or postponed with some patients breathing their last for lack of medical care.

It would be interesting to know under what provision, our Dr Kolwalcar is accompanying Manohar Parikar as a virtual Page boy on this so called official duty. A grave and great injustice to the patients of Goa who have been denied the services of Dr Kolwalcar for almost a year.

Can the welfare of the patients of Goa be compromised on account of the unjustified whims and fancies of Manohar Parrikar on whose health care the tax payers of Goa have already been burdened by crores of rupees. Why should every other Goan not get the same level of medical treatment that is being afforded to Manohar Parrikar? God Save Goa.

Young female nurse working writing documents in front of anesthetist medical equipment machine

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