KARACHI: The Aga Khan College Hospital (AKUH) has determined to not renew the contract of the physician who got here beneath hearth for sending a Fb pal request to Oscar-winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s sister, placing him on suspension until his contract expires subsequent month, The Information has learnt.
The AKUH medical officer, who specialises in crucial care and emergency drugs, was suspended by the hospital administration after Sharmeen tweeted final week that a physician tending to her sister at AKUH’s emergency room had despatched her a Fb good friend request after she had left.
The 2-time Oscar winner’s tweets stirred a heated debate on social media the place hundreds criticised her for utilizing her place and affect to deprive a physician of his livelihood, whereas a number of others backed her stance arguing that the physician’s transfer was “immoral and unethical”.
Even the docs and paramedics on the hospital have been keenly awaiting the result of the case. Some senior professors, school and division heads had requested the administration to not hearth the physician, whereas different employees members have been of the opinion that his identify must be made public and he must be fired to revive sufferers’ confidence in AKUH.
A number of AKUH officers advised The Information that CEO Johannes (Hans) Theodorus Kedzierski, the heads of human assets and advertising departments in addition to the heads of the college and Aga Khan Basis have remained in consultations over the previous few days over the destiny of the senior physician and easy methods to cope with the fiasco which is tarnishing AKUH’s popularity.
Officers at AKUH confirmed to The Information that the medical officer, who’s in his mid-30s and married with youngsters, was suspended after Sharmeen’s tweets and it was determined to not let him work on the hospital after consultations with the authorized division.
“Initially, it was determined that the physician can be allowed to proceed working after the issuance of some warning letter and disciplining him, however afterward, it was determined that he would stay suspended until the expiry of his contract,” a senior AKUH official advised The Information on the situation of anonymity.
He added that the contract won’t be renewed and that the physician in query won’t be “discharged dishonourably” because it was being assumed.
In line with him, the physician’s id just isn’t going to be revealed to the media, all his salaries and dues shall be paid and he shall be given the required suggestions based mostly on his work, expertise and qualification.
AKUH officers additional claimed that the physician himself was glad with the association and he too thought that it might be higher for him to go away the hospital and stay in isolation until the mud settles.
In the meantime, the AKUH administration which repeatedly makes use of Fb to advertise its well being providers and campaigns, has determined to provide you with a complete social media coverage for its employees together with docs, nurses, paramedics, administration officers and even the scholars, the official stated.
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