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:8/16/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... is offering an opportunity for men and women to train as hospice ... families dealing with life-limiting illness. For over 30 years, the agency has trained ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the ... J. Harrison, as the new Medical Director of its Sienna Plantation facility. , ... of our Sienna Plantation location,” said Dr. Michael (Derek) Caraway, Area Medical Director of ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... Rollon Skin ... anti-aging skincare solutions, recently announced the launch of two new skincare products, Prache ... effective alternative to expensive plastic surgery or in-patient cosmetic dermatological procedures. , “Prache ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2017 , ... With low back pain ... not even know what causes its kissing cousin – upper back pain. But this equally ... bevy of treatment options, according to Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD , founder and president ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Faith, Through The Eyes of A Child” is the creation of published author, ... looking down at her. Since she was in such great pain, my mother thought that ... everything went well. It wasn’t until I was about eight years old, when I had ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/2/2017)... 2017   Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Kentucky has ... of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The new addition, Tru-D SmartUVC , short for "total room ... pathogens such as C. diff , MRSA, MERS, Ebola and more. ... Tru-D SmartUVC ... Tru-D in action in a patient room ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... , July 31, 2017 Three Tru-D SmartUVC robots ... South Korea . Tru-D, short for "Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfection," ... rooms after an environmental services (ES) professional cleans the area with traditional ... Tru-D ... "Although the BAACH has ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... Pa., July 27, 2017  West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ... results for the second-quarter 2017 and updated financial guidance ... Second-Quarter 2017 Highlights Reported net ... over the prior-year quarter. Net sales at constant currency ... reported-diluted EPS was $0.51, compared to $0.60 in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: