Navigation Links
Official Lapses Lead to NRI’s suicide in Londo

A secret inquiry into the death of an Indian-origin mother and her two children last year has revealed several official lapses// in the way she was treated for mental illness.

Navjeet Sidhu, 27, had jumped in front of a train killing herself and her two children, Simran (5) and Aman Raj (23 months) at the Southall train station on Aug 30, 2005. She had been receiving treatment for depression when she killed herself.

The report into the deaths by the West London Health Trust has concluded that there were 11 areas where Sidhu's case "could have been managed differently".

It found that anti-depressants prescribed to Sidhu were changed repeatedly without explanation just a month before her death and there was a series of communication failures between doctors and social workers.

Sidhu, a former receptionist, had quit her job after marrying Indian-born post office worker Manjit. On that day, she told a railway worker at the station: "I'm taking my children to see the trains."

In February this year, Sidhu's mother, Satwant Kaur Sodhi, 56, committed a similar suicide by jumping in front of a train at the same spot. An inquest into all four deaths will take place next month.

Following the death of his wife and children, her husband, Manjit Sidhu was reported to have been severely depressed and is said to have returned to India.

Avtar Lit, who employed Navjeet Sidhu at his Southall radio station, Sunrise, told the Evening Standard: "Important lessons must be learned in a thorough investigation into their deaths. This young lady went to the professionals for help - the inquiry suggests that she was let down."

Himmat Singh Sohi, a family friend and president of Southall's Sikh gurdwara, told the tabloid: "When Asian people have depression, the authorities do not know how to give proper care as they do not understand the cultural pressures."

(Source: IANS)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
2. Nutrient Profiling System Launched By Food Officials in UK
3. U.N. Official Doubts India On AIDS Data
4. US Officials To Discuss Effectiveness Of Plan To Face Bird Flu Threat
5. Health Officials Inquire Into OraQuick HIV Tests
6. Officials In Turkey Confirm Deaths Due To Bird Flu
7. Chinese Health Officials To Discuss Preparation Of Bird Flu
8. Bihar Health Officials Worried As Polio Cases Soar
9. Medical Ethics Violated By Prison Officials In Guantanamo Bay
10. Wal-Mart under Pressure from Health Care Officials
11. Respite from the bird flu crisis: Chinese Official says high Risk Period is "Over"
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... Russ DiGilio , founder and ... #QuackGivesBack campaign which supported local breast cancer organizations during National Breast Cancer Awareness ... Back initiative, and we’re very pleased with the participation in every franchisee’s ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... CURE Media Group, ... and advocacy groups, has aligned with Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts to combat lung ... announcement, Michael J. Hennessy, Jr said, “CURE Media Group is honored to team up ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Fla (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... smarter modes of access for customers and employees that are both engaging and ... 7 with Service Smart Technology, the software company revealed today its plans to ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... STAT courier is pleased to announce that due to ... they are expanding their presence in Dallas. One of the most exciting parts for ... jobs to the Dallas and Forth Worth market. STAT takes pride in treating their ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Vida Health, the ... Series B led by Canvas Ventures . Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners ... mobile platform to serve more consumers who are managing chronic conditions or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/9/2016)... 9, 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... The global travel vaccines market to grow at a ... covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global ... report considers the revenue generated from the sales of various vaccines ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 Australia Ophthalmic Lasers ... report, "Australia Ophthalmic Lasers Market Outlook to 2022", provides ... The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, ... segements - Excimer Lasers, Femtosecond Lasers and YAG Lasers. ... shares data for each of these market segements, and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... KEY FINDINGS The global medical ... Various reasons for growth of the medical lifting sling ... chronic diseases, high recovery cost of injuries and government ... lifting sling refers to an assistive device that helps ... connect to the lift and hold the patient. It ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: