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For turning up late, 50 doctors in Andhra’s Kurnool General Hospital get memo

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This comes after several patients complained that the doctors were negligent towards their duty.
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Around 50 doctors were reportedly served memos at the Kurnool Government General hospital on Tuesday, after they arrived late for duty.
The New Indian Express reported that hospital Superintendent J Veeraswamy took a serious view of this and asked why action should not be initiated against them.
This comes after complaints by several patients that the doctors were negligent towards their duty.
According to the state government’s own records, the hospital was started way back in the year 1911.
When Andhra Pradesh was first reorganised and Kurnool was made its capital, the then Headquarters Hospital was raised  to the status of a General Hospital in 1956.
As a consequence, Kurnool Medical College also came into existence, with the teaching hospital offering Postgraduate courses since 1961.
The hospital has an official bed-strength of a little over 1,000 and is well-equipped to provide several facilities.
While the hospital has received several accolades, it has also witnessed several instances of negligence from doctors working in the institute.
Several patients had earlier alleged that the doctors would mark themselves in the attendance register and then abscond from their job.
Some alleged that the doctors were busy with their own private practices, while other would also take ‘commissions’ for various tasks, even though they were paid by the government.
The doctors who have been served the notices, have been given seven days to reply.
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