Thursday, February 18, 2016
A charming multicultural doctor in Britain
Subhash Jasoria appears to be an Indian name
A senior doctor working out his notice allegedly ignored pleas from junior colleagues to help an elderly woman suffering a suspected heart attack in a hospital foyer.
Dr Subhash Jasoria is reported to have said 'it's not my problem' as the 78-year-old lay outside a WH Smith shop in the North Middlesex University Hospital's waiting area in August 2013.
The 67-year-old, who had resigned from his job and was in the last days of his three-month notice period, is said to have then refused 10 further requests for help reviving her.
A tribunal heard he instead told a junior doctor: 'If you can't manage airways you have no business being here.'
Dr Jasoria, a specialist anaesthetist with more than 35 years' experience, eventually pushed a female colleague out of the way and took over with treatment, it was said.
The hearing was told the lady, who survived the ordeal, went into cardiac arrest whilst visiting a patient at the hospital.
Dr Jasoria is said to have walked over to her with a passing off-duty cardiologist and they sent for the 'cardiac arrest team', which included a junior anaesthetist and a medical registrar.
When the team arrived, Dr Jasoria asked if he could leave, it is alleged.
Later, as one medic struggled to unblock the woman's airways and asked where the anaesthetist was, Dr Jasoria pointed at the junior doctor and said 'she is there', the tribunal heard.
In a statement read to the Manchester hearing, the female junior colleague of Jasoria known as Dr C said: 'When I got there, resuscitation was going on in front of WHSmith.
'I saw Dr Jasoria standing in front of the shop doing nothing, like a bystander, and I heard someone shouting, "where is the anaesthetist?"
'Dr Jasoria shouted towards me and said, 'she's here'. I saw the A&E practitioner trying to manage the airways the best he could.
'The patient was morbidly obese and had excess fat on the neck which made it difficult.
'I took over from him and asked Dr Jasoria to help us as the senior anaesthetist and he refused to help me and said, "it's not my problem". I said, "you are the registrar, you need to help", but he refused again.'
The woman was then moved to A&E where Dr C continued to treat her. Dr Jasoria allegedly stood at the side of the cubicle and watched.
Dr C added: 'All of a sudden I saw Dr Jasoria standing in front of the A&E cubicle staring at us.
'I repeatedly, ten times, asked Dr Jasoria for help and there was no help. Suddenly he shouted at me in front of the whole team, "if you can't manage airways you have no business being here".
'He pushed my hand away and took over. The whole team fell silent for a second and were surprised how he responded to me. Others found it very upsetting how he treated me and the rest of the team.'
The hearing was told Dr Jasoria, from Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, had previously refused to intervene when he was bleeped by a consultant who needed help with a patient in cardiac arrest in A&E.
She also directly asked Dr Jasoria, who was the anaesthetist on-call for the obstetrics team, but he 'simply refused' - despite already admitting to the consultant that he wasn't busy, it was said.
When challenged, Dr Jasoria allegedly said: 'It's irrelevant if I'm busy or not because it isn't my job to assist.'
The consultant, who said she was 'taken aback' by his response, politely told Dr Jasoria that if he was refusing to assist she would have to report him.
He is said to have confirmed he was not going to help and added: 'You should go ahead and report me if you want to do so.'
Nigel Grundy, Counsel for General Medical Council (GMC), said: 'It is the GMC's case that Dr Jasoria refused to attend. It is our case that he was obliged to attend and assist in circumstances where he was not busy.
'It is his case that he wasn't obliged to go even though he wasn't busy because he was needed to be on-call cover for any emergency which might arise in the obstetrics department.
'It is the GMC's case that this was a simple refusal for no good reason.'
Dr Jasoria is also accused of failing to properly treat a woman while working privately as a locum consultant at the London Women's Clinic in June 2013.
The woman attended for a cervical smear but had to be sedated because of an irrational fear, it was said.
Dr Jasoria is accused of failing to conduct a pre-operative assessment of the woman - known as Patient B - including readings of her blood pressure and pulse, it is alleged.
She eventually suffered a fit and fell into a critical condition where her body was starved of oxygen for a number of minutes - but Dr Jasoria is said to have returned to his office to fill in notes.
He is also accused of failing to recognise or react to hypoxia - the lack of oxygen to the body - despite it being the 'bread and butter' of a senior anaesthetist.
Dr Jasoria admits failing to record the results of a pre-operative assessment with Patient B, failing to record her carbon dioxide readings and telling Dr C to 'get out of the way'.
When Political Correctness Opposes Lifesaving and Preaching
This is what happens when political correctness runs amok: Can’t preach, can’t save someone’s life. In the first story, although we don’t know all the facts of the situation, it’s apparent a woman would be dead if it wasn’t for the reaction of Didarul Sarder. According to Detroit’s local Fox station, Sarder was just outside the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, heading into his job as a SP+ Valet Supervisor, when he heard the cries for help. A woman was being stabbed by another woman with a knife. Sarder reacted, pulling his firearm and ordering the suspect to stop and drop the knife. The mayor of Warren Jim Fouts commended the action, saying, “Had it not been for his quick action and quick thinking, pulling out his concealed weapon, she might have been murdered on site.” Meanwhile, Sarder said GM fired him on the spot and escorted him from the premises. Sarder was never told of the company’s no-gun policy, though he said he’d do it again because a life is more important than a job.
Meanwhile, a few states south at the University of North Texas, a police officer was a little mixed up about the freedom of speech. A street preacher was stopped by a university cop and handed a citation because “Someone was offended; that’s against the law.” The preacher had apparently ruffled some feathers through expressing his opposition to anal sex and instead of confronting the preacher or ignoring him, some students enforced their “safe space” by siccing a police officer not fully briefed on the freedoms we Americans enjoy. Eventually the matter was straightened out, the citation was absolved, and the police officer apologized. Both situations, however, demonstrate a concerning lack of understanding about our inherent rights.
British councils and universities will be BANNED from boycotting Israeli goods because it 'undermines national security'
Universities and councils have been told boycotting Israeli goods 'undermines national security'.
Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock is due to formally announce the new government policy on a visit to Israel, insisting product bans fuel anti-Semitism.
But the move was immediately criticised by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as an 'attack on local democracy'.
Under the plans, all publicly-funded organisations would lose the freedom to refuse to purchase from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products or Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
In 2014 Leicester City Council agreed a ban on goods produced in Israeli West Bank settlements. The Scottish Government 'strongly discourages' local authorities from trading with companies operating 'illegal settlements'.
It is unclear whether the new rules will be imposed on student unions as government sources told The Independent, which revealed the policy today, this was a 'grey area'.
But Mr Hancock said: 'We need to challenge and prevent these divisive town-hall boycotts.
'The new guidance on procurement combined with changes we are making to how pension pots can be invested will help prevent damaging and counter-productive local foreign policies undermining our national security.'
'Severe penalties' such as large fines will be imposed if the new rules are breached but it will not be a criminal law matter.
Cabinet Office Minister Matt Hancock said 'divisive' boycotts of Israeli goods had to be challenged
Hugh Lanning, chairman of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, told The Independent: 'As if it is not enough that the UK Government has failed to act when the Israeli government has bombed and killed thousands of Palestinian civilians and stolen their homes and land, the Government is now trying to impose its inaction on all other public bodies.'
A spokeswoman for the National Union of Students added they were 'concerned by any external pressure that could prevent student unions taking decisions on any issue that affects the students they represent.'
Is Twitter Censoring Non-Politically Correct Viewpoints?
The folks running Twitter may be too young to have heard of George Orwell, or perhaps they simply do not care that their new advisory council sounds frighteningly Orwellian. Either way, the brand new "Twitter Trust and Safety Council" seems like a board ready to censor comments in deference to political correctness.
It doesn’t help that among the more than 40 organizations that make up the council, one finds such groups as the "Dangerous Speech Project," a group with ties to the liberal John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and to financier George Soros’ Open Society Institute.
Another council member is GLAAD, formerly an acronym for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (the organization now goes by just its initials). Feminist Frequency, which also seeks to monitor free speech, is another member of the council.
The council does include some groups that appear to do good work preventing cyber-bullying against the young. Absent, however, are any conservative-leaning groups.
It isn’t exactly clear what the council will do. The announcement itself came laden with doublespeak phrases such as "our Trust and Safety Council will help us tap into the expertise and input of organizations at the intersection of these issues more efficiently and quickly." More ominously, it said that Twitter is "taking a global and inclusive approach so that we can hear a diversity of voices."
As a private company, Twitter can of course permit any views it wants. Many conservatives already feel that Twitter is not as welcoming to their views as it is to those of liberals, and such an unbalanced membership in the council is not likely to change those views.
Twitter’s strength has always been its unfettered nature. Here people could come to alert their fellow humans to breaking news or simply funny and sometimes even deep insights. All you needed to do to connect with thousands, millions potentially, was to write something in fewer than 140 characters and click the "Tweet" button.
But that freedom has also been Twitter’s biggest downside. Here, too, comes the slime of the human race to hound those with whom they disagree with vulgar smears. Flash mobs rise and sadistically pursue people, virtually putting torch- and pitchfork-bearing medieval hordes to shame. A year ago this Friday, Jon Ronson grippingly chronicled in The New York Times Magazine how lives have been ruined by Twitter shaming.
In other words, Twitter reflected humanity, its best, its worst, and everything in between. There was no meta-enforcer, or very little of one. People could always block pesky trolls and report speech deemed harmful. But other than that, it was free flow.
The principle that ruled was prudence on the part of the sender and "caveat emptor" on the part of the user. A lot of the information on Twitter was rubbish. The user was the filter. But the user could also be sure that the wisdom of crowds would sort out the wheat from the chaff.
Overall, the site has been adept at filling a niche in citizen journalism. The site reminded many old journalists of the wire rooms that used to be housed in many newspapers and television stations.
It has other bigger problems, however. So far, it does not seem to have found a model to monetize all this potential. This may in time become a bigger problem than its new "Ministry of Truth."
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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