Kollam: The report by the Health Department in the death of Dr. Vandana Das has pointed out major failures by the police and doctors. The report says that both doctors and police made serious lapses.
According to the report, prepared by Kollam Deputy DMO, Sajan Mathew, the police officers and two doctors, who were on duty on that day, had made serious mistakes.
In addition to house surgeons, doctors were also posted on duty on the day of the attack. However, when the accused, Sandeep, was being treated, the two doctors were not present there. In addition, no first aid was provided to Vandana before she was transferred to a private hospital with stab injuries. This was another lapse.
The report says that there were serious lapse from the police also. When the attack was happening, the police ran outside and locked the door in a bid to protect themselves. This prompted the accused to enter the Emergency unit and began attacking. Other security officers of the hospital also did not perform effectively. The report ends by saying that ex-servicemen must be posted for security services.
Meanwhile, the Crime Branch team, which is leading the investigation, has taken the statement of police surgeon and others.