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Jacintha Case - Mangalore Diocese Urges Indian Govt's Intervention


Jacintha Case - Mangalore Diocese Urges Indian Govt's Intervention

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (DV)

Mangalore, Dec 10: The suspected suicide of Mangalore-born Jacintha Saldanha, who was working as nurse in the King Edward VII hospital in London, has created ripples all over the globe. On Monday December 10, a press meet was held at the Bishop's House here to demand thorough investigation and justice in the case.

Addressing the press meet, vicar general of Mangalore diocese Fr Denis Prabhu said, "We urge the Indian government through the media to make quick arrangements to get Jacintha’s mortal remains to India."

Calling for a detailed investigation, he added, "There should be a detailed inquiry about what led to Jacintha’s death. The bureaucrats of London are behaving in an irresponsible way, hence the India government should intervene in this matter and make further arrangements.

"Though we are Catholics and even they are Catholics we do not know how the system works there and how arrangements are done," he added.

KPCC secretary Ivan "The death of Jacintha Saldanha is suspicious. She was bold and brave lady, with good family background. She would never take such an extreme step. Her death seems to be mysterious. Even her husband and children were not allowed to see the dead body."

He added, "We have urged our leaders Veerappa Moily, Oscar Fernandes and external affairs ministry to put pressure on the Indian embassy in the UK regarding handing over of Jacintha's body to her family in Shirva at the earliest."

He also said that there was no direct contact between the London authorities and her family. "Only Jacintha’s husband telephoned and informed them about her death. Since then there has been not a single piece of information, and even her family could not communicate with Jacintha's husband.

Ivan further added that though he had no definite information, he had heard that a couple of cops from London had reportedly visited Shirva and conducted enquiries with the Barboza family.

Leena Mathias, state joint secretary of women Congress, Maxim Noronha, William Menezes, Marshal Monteiro were present.

Jacintha Saldanha was found dead on December 7, two days after she fell prey to a prank call by Australian radio presenters who pretended to be the Queen (Elizabeth) and Prince Charles, which led to the leaking of sensitive information about duchess Kate Middleton who was admitted at King Edward VII hospital for morning sickness. The incident has shocked the world, and resulted in the suspension of the radio presenters, who later apologized for their act.

Jacintha Saldanha (46) was married to Benedict Barboza from Shirva. The couple, blessed with a son and a daughter, had settled in Bristol.



Jacintha's brother says she died of shame

Meanwhile, the UK-based Daily Mail reported that Jacintha's family believe she died of shame after falling for the prank call.

Jacintha's brother Naveen was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that his devoutly Catholic sister was a "proper and righteous person".

She would have been "devastated" at unwittingly assisting a colleague in breaching medical confidentiality over the condition of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

"She would have felt much shame about the incident," Naveen said.

Jacintha's husband Benedict expressed his sadness on his Facebook page with a short note 'Obituary Jacintha' in which he said, "I am devastated with the tragic loss of my beloved wife Jacintha in tragic circumstances. She will be laid to rest in Shirva, India. Will update this information."

 

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  • Monica, Kalyanpur, US

    Fri, Dec 14 2012

    Dr.Samir Krishna, Uk
    You ar wrong, Prime Minister Tony Blair converted to "Catholic" when he was Prime Minister of United Kingdom!!!

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  • Dr.Samir Krishna, London,UK

    Thu, Dec 13 2012

    To Cynthia, " Moodabidri" Canada!

    Dear Cynthia, Good Question. But he " converted" ONLY AFTER he left the prime ministership NOT while he was one. Any so called constitutional lawyer in London will tell you the same.

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Wed, Dec 12 2012

    There was an interview on tv with one of the late Princess Diana's protection officers. He said that the protocol in such cases is to put any calls straight through to the protection officer on duty who would then screen them. If this protocol was in place then this poor lady obviously didn't know about it. There are questions to be answered here by the hospital itself.
    There Let’s be very clear. The King Edward VII Hospital should have had a protocol so securely in place it would have been impossible for this to happen.
    The fact that Jacintha Saldanha was not a native English speaker would have made it less likely that she would pick up the hopeless accents used by Greig and Christian, but in any case there should always be a system of checks and balances, and all the more so when the patient is high-profile.

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  • Anita, M'lore, Canada

    Wed, Dec 12 2012

    Blaan Mendonca, USA
    How did you know there was no password or pin code given to the patient family? whoever replacing receptionist even for 15 min break, will be given full training and info.(even staff fm accounts dept made to sit in reception when the receptionist gone for lunch whatever) Austrain DJ itself said there, it was the 'easiet prank call'. for me it looks like jacintha should have quizzed the caller(its the duty whoever answers the phone first) and the second nurse who reveled the medical condition, thought that jacintha verified the call.

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  • Joshua, Shirva

    Wed, Dec 12 2012

    May her soul RIP. I seriously feel people should stop commenting on wat hpnd,who is responsible etc. Worst of all political parties trying to get some news in press. I think everyone should send their condolences to the family instead of making it worse. Get your ethics straight people.

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  • Dr.Samir Krishna, London,UK

    Wed, Dec 12 2012

    As some one who studied medicine at the Manipal medical college I have the greatest affection for Mangaloreans and the catholics of your beautiful city. Roma Pinto is absolutely right about the hospital doctors assuming suicide without a postmortem. As you know there is a lot of anti catholic feeling in UK due to Northern Irish problem of terrorism. It is not impossible that the British Police suspected a threat to their silly Royals and interrogated poor Jacintha ROUGHLY. This happened during Brtain's illegal invasion of Iraq citing documents that supposedly proved the existence of Nuclear weapons in Iraq. Dr. Kelly, the British scientist and nuclear inspector who challenged this was found dead in the fields near his house and VIRTUALLY the ENTIRE medical profession in the UK ruled out suicide on actual MEDICAL findings. But the Hutton enquiry cleared the secret service of any involvement. IT IS VITAL that the Catholic community in Mangalore rise up and demand an independent Indian investigation into this so called suicide. It seems completely unlikely to me that a nurse with a loving family and two children, religious and like all Catholics completely against taking ones life will resort to such a drastic act unless she was criminally threatened or bullied or worse still an accident was staged. Please dont let this go that easily even if money is offered because life of a mother is worth far more than even millions of pounds.

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  • Cynthia, Moodbidri, Canada

    Wed, Dec 12 2012

    Dr.Samir Krishna, Uk
    TONY BLAIR is Catholic and he converted to Catholic (from someother Christianity) during his tenure as Prime Minister. Tell Me then Why there was No opposition for him that time??

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Blan Mendonca,

    Thank you for the information. Going by these terms, India would be in a better position for fighting for justice for her because a citizenship is always conditional. Moreover, UK can threaten rest of her family with stripping their citizenship for causing embarrassment to the Royal Family though there are three more persons involved in the case i.e. the nurse in the ward and two Australian DJs.

    Well, we do wish a proper investigation must be carried out but her family can forfeit any claims fearing losing citizenship. I do feel bad for Jacintha.

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  • Cynthia, Moodbidri, Canada

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    jesse john, mangalore/kuwait
    You are deadly wrong!!. Do you think UK is like Kuwait?? Here everyone has equal rights and everyone enjoys equal law irrespective color, religion and nationality. There are hundreds cases, where foreigners sued britishers and won the case!!

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Lydia Lobo, Kadri
    Jacintha Saldanha is a British Citizen with a British Passport holder born in India and also a Overseas Citizen of India, She holds OCI card of India.

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  • Sunil Fernandes, Kota

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    It is not just a matter of brining the Body to India. The Indian Govt should put diplomatic pressueres on UK Govt for the proper enquiry to find the real cause of the death. Indina Govt should act strongly and seriously in this case.

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  • Peter Pereira, Pune

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Nagesh, you are unnecessarly fuming at Ms. Lydia's comments. She has revealed the facts & nothing wrong in it. Also, it is not clear what made you to think Ms. Lydia is not supporting late Jacintha and her family.

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  • John Peter Fernandes, Moodubelle/Nottingham U.K

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Nagesh nayak when all the procedure done ,they will be allowed to see the Jacintha's dead Body.we all are treated in a good manner. Not to worry guys!!!

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  • diana, mangalore/mumbai

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Jacintha was BEST in her work, that's y Royal family/hospital ed her to take care of the VIP. Royal family will go to any extend to hide their fly. secrets. They must not have given time to Jacintha to think or do anything. Now they r doing their job of eyewashing. If they are really concerned about Jacintha's fly. then, Y not take action against the Aus. Radio Donkeys and compensate the fly.? Y Indian Govt. is silent? Let Jacintha's fly. sue them.

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  • Naveen D'souza, Valencia-Kuwait

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    IF THERE IS ANY ROYAL FAMILY INVOLD IN THIS CASE 100% REALITY WILL NEVER COME.
    Blaan Mendonca, USA
    I WILL TOTTLY AGREE WITH YOU COMMENTS BUT THE HOSPITAL PEOPLE'S MAY BE THEY HAVE SOME RESTRUCTION TO TALK WITH MEDIA.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Nagesh,

    Sympathies and solace is extended to the family through another news item here. This topic is about certain individuals seeking government's help in sorting out the matter.

    A wife of a slain Prime Minister in India is still a foreigner to you, how come you are so concerned about a nurse who may/or not at the moment an Indian citizen ?

    Please continue your blaming Congress for even burping that may have occurred to you and let the intellectuals ponder over what could have led Jacinta to suicide or could it have indeed been a murder.

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  • Dr.Samir Krishna, Uk

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    You are wrong in assuming that these are catholics! The British are predominantly ANGLO SAXON PROTESTANT and are generally AGAINST catholics as in Northern Ireland. There are STILL laws in Britain that a Catholic CAN NOT be the Prime MInister of the UK. All this happened after Mary Queen of Scots who was catholic and was uted. Sad that the world still fights over religion as they are EVEN NOW doing in Ireland

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  • Christopher D' Cunha, M'lore/AUH

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    British are well versed in cover-up, and we Indians have inherited this quality....Jacintha for sure has not committed the suicide...

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  • nagesh nayak, bangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    HI Lydia Lobo, Kadri,

    YOUR LECTURE ABOUT MIGRATION ID GOOD FOR LAW STUDENTS.

    HERE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HUMANITY.

    WHY THEY ARE NOT ALLOWING HER HUSBAND & CHILDRENS TO SEE JACINTHA'S DEAD BODY TO OFFER FINAL RESPECT.

    FAMILY MEMEBRS OF JACINTHA ARE TELLING SHE IS NOT A GIRL WHO CAN EVEN THINK OF SUICIDE.

    WHOLE EPISODE IS FISHY & UK WANTS TO CLOSE THE MATTER IN HURRY.

    YOU ARE NOT SUPPORTING JACINTHA'S FAMILY MEMMBERS @ THIS MOMENT.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    It is important to know that there are two types of residencies for common Indians abroad one on work-visa and the other on migration basis. This is apart from Diplomatic services' residency.

    Work-visa basis Indians return to their country after their employment ends they can even find another employment or renew the contract. But the migrated Indians have left India on their own will. They visit their country of origin once/twice in their life time or don't altogether. Indian Government has obligation to intervene in cases of mistreating Indians in the first case but the authority is minimum in the second.

    Throughout the episode, Jecinta Saldhanha is mentioned to be Nurse of Indian Origin. It is not clear whether she took UK citizenship or from any other country. Until such terms are clear, we can't rely on the government to do much. Any foreign country will not keep options open to sue it by other countries, as such, it is obvious that they do not give out information in Jacinta's case. If the government applies undue force, it will affect other migrant's life in UK. However, its great that the community unites and joins hands in seeking justice to the family of the diseased.

    Let us pray that the bereaved family receives heavenly solace and the soul of Jacinta rests in peace.

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  • GERALD, MODANKAP

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    MR.IVAN YOU CANT GET ANYTHING OUT OF IT !!!! R.I.P JACINTHA

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    May Jascinta's soul rest in peace.
    Heartfelt condolenses to the bereaved members of the family.

    Here, Ivan has confined the right information as he is sitting in the dais with people who are well educated and due to Ivan's exposure, I can surely say, here he spoke the right thing.

    Please abstain from wrong, negative,imaginary comments. Pray that let her body first come India first. Powerful and might, can change situations in their favour and always the innocent pays the price for no fault of theirs. This is hard truth.

    Our prayers are with Jacintha's and Ben's family. May our Lord give both families the sufficient strength to bear this loss.

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  • rajesh, bangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    I agree with you Mr Nagesh Nayak. This is the way of investigations & treatment to indians from UK !!!!!

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  • Romo Pinto, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Mr Bhandarkar
    Right said

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  • Rajesh, bangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Dear Clifford, nobody is bringing any type of politics in this sad incidence. Take it as positive. Commnets are endless. May Jacintha's soul RIP....

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  • secure, mangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    He also said that there was no direct contact between the London authorities and her family. "Only Jacintha’s husband telephoned and informed them about her death. It states that in your news like this : "Since then there has been not a single piece of information, and even her family could not communicate with Jacintha's husband." so it is better to wait what exactly caused her death.

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  • Sindhu, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    It is not proved that she has committed suicide.The post-mortem is due to be held. Somebody might "KILLED HER".

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  • Ram Shetty, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Reading all these comments overhere it show's what type of unity Christian community as. same on you people who are against these gentlemans. Esp you John Mangalore.

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    I appreciate everybody's effort
    to be of some help to the traumatised family.One quote in this article however catches my eye- 'Though we are Catholics and even they are Catholics, we do not know how the system works there'... Should have been said as 'We are Humans and they are also Humans -however we do not know-how the system works there....A feeling under the circumstances...

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  • nagesh nayak, bangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    TILL DATE HUSBAND & CHILDRENS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE THE DEAD BODY OF JACINTHA.

    NOBODY KNOWS THE WHREABOUT OF JASCINTHA'S DEADBODY.

    WHAT KIND OF MESSAGE KING EDWARD VII HOSPITAL LONDON IS GIVING TO THE WORLD.

    THIS IS THE TREATMENT FOR INDIANS IN UK ?

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  • Roshan Dsilva, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    It is absolutely ridiculous to blame Jacintha....I would say it is totally hospital failure in maintaining confidentiality. Normally in most of the countries all Royal hospital's treating dignitaries/VIP’s are montitored 24x7. It could be trespasses, telephone calls etc etc.. they should have maintained protocol with security code with limited access and a full time trained receptionist for attending phone calls....how did they give access to Jacintha to receive phone calls??? Is she being treated as a receptionist or the nurse??? Big question mark that needs to be clarified by hospital authorities.

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  • Lancelot N Tauro, Manglore - Doha Qatar

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    John, Manglore your comment on this tragedy utterly nonsense, showing jealousy personal complication on advocate Mr. Ivan. Any way wish heartfelt condolences to Jacintha's family relatives.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Here we have to look into depth of both cases. First one was happened in Ireland for denial of abortion which was lead to death of Mother. And Second one is deemed to be suicidal when DJs’ made prank call. Being Indian, we condemn both death cases. We feel bad when anybody die like this. But we lose our own people from our own region means we have more pain and our heart burns too. We welcome the move of Mangalore diocese urging Indian Government to look into this matter. We would have appreciated even on higher scale had they also requested the Indian Government to look into the matter of “death due to denial of abortion in Ireland” too

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Peter it is not proved that she has committed suicide. The death of Jacintha is being treated as unexplained by Scotland Yard. The post-mortem is due to be held.

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  • Romo Pinto, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Yes Its definitely a foul play by the British government. They found Jacintha's body near by hospital and immediately spread the news to world that she committed suicide How can they judge about a dead body without postmortem. Further hospital management says they don't have any issues with Jacintha after the hoax call transfer, Instead she was supported by the management in her ill time. If so then why she commit suicide herself? Moreover it makes me very suspicious that till now none of her family members allowed to see her body. Our Indian embassies are useless there, not have any concern about safety of Indians there. Unlike other foreign embassies, Indian embassy don't come to save Indians in their hard times. They think that meant only for issuing passports, stamping visas and collecting salaries at the end of month. Neither our Government concerned or put pressure for fair investigation. Only God knows the truth behind her death. My heartfelt condolences to Cynthia's family

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  • peter, m'lr

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    May her soul rest in peace and my condolences with the family especialy the kids. now few reflections.. first of all for whom Jacinta was living. was she so selfish. didn't she think of her family, her responsibility, is all this done in a emotional situation. I feel though she had broken the medical rule, she could have got justice if had proven guilty. now what example she has set. what about her kids who needed her most at these years of growing. why it was shameful for Jacinta to face life with courage. i always thought that my Mangalorean ladies are brave, sensible is this a example for this. is suicide put off all her probs and shame or it created mushc mor especially for the kids. how are they going to face life did Jacinta thought of this. now a days simple solution people find is end life, life is become so cheap. she should have thought let any thing come even if its causing me greatest shame i live my life for my kids and family and not going to end up this unethical way. there were many options availabe for jacinta and she chose the worst most irresponsible. let this be a lesson for all of us especially for parents of teens. may her soul rest in peace. may the two children find strength to lead a breave, happy life. the incident was a human mistake or imprudent from her part as a nurse so the punishment for imprudence is your forgiven and given a chance to be prudent next time and not ending life. even the RJs feel guilty.

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Jacintha Saldanha was “highly traumatised” by the media coverage of the hoax call controversy, and had been “due to speak to her managers” at King Edward VII hospital before she died in apparent suicide, according to media reports quoting hospital sources.

    The hospital insisted that Ms. Saldanha was “not disciplined’’ or subjected to any “significant interview” over her handling of the call that led to medical details of Kate William, the Duchess of Cambridge, being revealed to two Australian DJs who telephoned posing as the Queen and Prince Charles.

    However, her bosses intended to have “a chat [with her] at some point,” The Sunday Times said.

    After the incident which made international headlines amid reports that the royal couple were extremely upset, Ms. Saldanha was reportedly asked how she came to transfer the call to the ward nurse. Apparently, the drill is that when the reception is closed for the night the duty nurse is only supposed to take down phone messages — and not transfer any calls.

    “She was telephoned about it and asked what had happened and she explained. She was traumatised by it and by the media coverage afterwards. The hospital was working hard to support her. But I don’t think anyone realised how traumatised she was. There was a plan to have a chat [with her] at some point,” one hospital source told the paper.

    It said that Ms. Saldanha may have felt that she “had broken hospital rules, unwittingly assisting a colleague in breaching the Duchess’s medical confidentiality and bringing shame on herself and her employer.”

    “Her colleague, who has not been named, is also said to have been incredibly upset,” the report said.

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  • Austin Prabhu, Nantur/Chicago

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    This is called leadership. Come together and fight for the rights. If you keep quiet, nothing will take place DO SOMETHING! God bless you all. I doubt if Moily or Oscar will do anything. It is my experience during previous incidents these people did absolutely positively nothing to help.

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  • Krishna Kant, Mangalore/Moodbidri

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    some of the guys are real fool's, do you'll know why? because, if these person's don't come forward to help someone we talk against them, if they come forward to help someone then we start again talking against them. Now guys can you guys dictate them what they should do and what not they should do...

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Few days back Savita in Ireland & Now Jacintha in England.
    Real concern is that our(Indians) human life value is at stake.
    Our Govt. should take up these matter seriously so that in future they won't mess up with our precious lives.

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    “She wouldn’t do that unless maybe she had some stress from the hospital,” the friend told The News. “She’s a very strong person. It’s definitely stress from work.”
    Saldanha’s brother, Naveen, told London’s Daily Mail his sister “would have felt much shame about the incident.”
    Usually hospitals in United States of America, if a patient does not want to answer any phone calls from unknown person or whom they do not want to talk to, then the patient and the patient's family and the hospital receptionist have to know the password or pin code. So someone who calls that patient's room should give the password or pin code to the receptionist and only then the call can be transferred. In this case Kate Middleton was from a Royal Family, so it is the duty of the King Edward VII Hospital Management to have the security for the patient. Therefore the password or pin code must be provided to the patient, receptionist, and their family. During the prank call there was no question of password or pin code. So Jacintha Saldanha just picks up the phone and answers " Hello Good morning, King Edward hospital and says Just hold on Madam" and transfers the line. This is all she spoke in her conversation. She has not revealed anything about the patient information. Then why Jacintha Saldanha was made the scapegoat.

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  • Jigmig, Mangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Truth will comeout sure. Even if man hides it, almighty will disclose it. No one can run away from him. We must fight for justice so that these kind of funny characters will not put others life in trouble. "Fun is not always funny"

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Many of are criticizing Ivan not sure why... if you can help by all means please do your best people and if you cant please dont be negative. all the family need is support and help and not your bull$#!t. it is a sad news and not a good time to talk bull$#!t. we all are good in critisizing but worst in helping each other

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  • K. S. Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    I find the following very strange:
    1. Very little information regarding Jacintha's death other than it was suicide. Obviously, how, when, under what circumstances, what were the other members of the family doing..all these questions are not addressed.
    2. Media is immersed in hearing the crocodile tears of the evil DJs. Little is focused on Jacintha and what they will do for her tragic loss. At current rate, I am sure their target is 1 week and all will be forgotten.
    3. Our own guys in Tulunadu (relatives included) appealing to Govt as if Jacintha and her family are poor, illiterate, ill informed people, living in a war torn country. This family has been staying abroad for over a decade. Do you really think they want Govt intervention?
    4. Ivan D'Souza....although skeptical is wondering if he gets some photoop from this whole incident might help his votebank. C'mon Ivan, with the internet revolution everybody gets news as it happens. One should be careful about what they speak. And by the way, when was the last time, Govt intervened when appeal was made through media?

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  • John Peter Fernandes, Moodubelle/Nottingham U.K

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    I am very surprise to see some news and comments as well. Blaan Mendonca, We are not restricted here to comment or discuss but this stage we are doing what we can. We can’t guess and write. Let them finish their inquiry.

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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    MAY THE SOUL OF JACINTHA SALDANHA REST IN ETERNAL PEACE and give comfort to the family at this time of sorrow which is badly needed for all her near and dear ones.

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  • Walter, Bajpe/USA

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    This tragic death has strong foul smell which leads to cover-up of facts. British Monarchy must come out and clear the facts, the hospital must provide evidence of suicide with autopsy results independently verified by a doctor not affiliated with the hospital and British Monarchy. Indeed,
    medical information of a patient is confidential. The facts so far are very clear- Ms. Saldanha DID NOT disclose the medical information instead she provided the phone call to another nurse. The second nurse disclosed the protected information. Therefore Ms. Saldanha had nothing to be ashamed or cause to commit suicide. Thus there is strong and compelling information that leads to believe that certain higher level people are involved in the cover-up. Also the information gives the impression of murder rather than suicide. This requires thorough investigation by a third party not associated with the hospital. The fact that Ms. Saldanha did not disclose medical information to the prank callers, but she was found dead calls for intervention by the Indian Embassy in UK to demand thorough investigation. Ms. Saldanha’s life was no less precious than any one else and hence justice must prevail and Bristish Authorities must investigage for facts.

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  • Cynthia, Moodbidri, Canada

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    You guys should understand that UK govt more efficient than Indian! They have published everything abt her death, including tel call of DJ the every next day, Investigation is going on abt her death. Will indian govt will do so much?? hundreds of ladies commiting suicide, raped, abused on broad day light in india on daily basis. In Jacintha's case it was a breach of trust, medical records are stricktly confidential. she should have been more careful when working for a sensitive place!!

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  • Santosh Dcunha, Mangalore / Bangalore

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Deepest condolences dear Benna, we will fight 4 justice...I know its too late but may god live u the right help n support...May her soul RIP....

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  • jesse john, mangalore/kuwait

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    This royal family is stinking since they killed Diana. Will they allow a nurse? defenitely this is not a suicide.Now all over the globe they are stinking. If that nurse was an American or any other country defenitely there would have been a protest every where. but we indians , no unity. even indians in uk afraid of british people,white skin,GORE LOAG KAALA DANDHA

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  • NELSON, D SOUZA

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    MR IVAN STOP MAKING YOUR TRICKS WITH MANGLOREANS..MANGALORE DIOCESE SHOULD NOT INCLUDE ANY POLITICIANS FOR SUCH THINGS..DONT MAKE THE PUBLIC FOOL FOR SYMPATHY VOTES..I HAVE REALLLY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY FOR FAMILY..THESE POLITICIANS MAKING USE OF INNOCENSE FOR THEIR BENEIFIT..WAKE UP PEOPLE

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Mr Blaan Medonca,USA well said sir. Circumstantial evidences shows mystery in Jacintha's death.That being said,Mangalore Diocese rightly took up the issue on humanitarian grounds.If some influential individual or political leader assist in it what is wrong ? IVAN D-SOUZA IS AN CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN, COMMUNITY LEADER FIRST AND THEN COMES HIS DESIGNATION AS AN POLITICIAN.He was All College Student union President during his college days having leadership qualities and I think,he is also Mangalore Rickshaw Union President (If my memory is correct)Therefore,don't niggle with Ivan for the sake of politics or comments.

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    Why does the British Monarchy and the King Edward Hospital and the news media blame on Jacintha Saldanha that she connected the phone.

    It is not Jacintha Saldanha's mistake at all for transferring the call because she was sincere and was not a receptionist. First of all the hospital must have a protocol when a high profile (According to British) patient is admitted a Pin Code will be given by the hospital Management to the relatives and the patient including the receptionist. But there was no pin code or any password given to anybody, so why Jacintha Saldanha is made scapegoat in the news and also by the hospital. She is right to transfer the call when the hospital management has not issued a pincode or password or security code. So the hospital is to be blamed for not following the security. The King Edward hospital has breached the security and not anybody else. This is a malpractice by the hospital Management.
    The management did not have sufficient staff because there was no receptionist or telephone operator to take the call and why does the nurse has to take the call. British King Edward Hospital is a poor management hospital and cheap standard hospital.

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  • Ronym, m,lore/abudhabi

    Tue, Dec 11 2012

    FIRST OF ALL I PRAY TO ALMIGHTY GOD TO GRANT HER ETERNAL PEACE...MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE...SECONDLY LET THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES GIVE THE DETAILED EXPLANATION ON HER DEATH......

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  • Blaan Mendonca, USA

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    According to Daijiworld "Ivan further added that though he had no definite information, he had heard that a couple of cops from London had reportedly visited Shirva and conducted enquiries with the Barboza family."
    "The death of Jacintha Saldanha is suspicious. She was bold and brave lady, with good family background. She would never take such an extreme step. Her death seems to be mysterious. Even her husband and children were not allowed to see the dead body."
    If Benedict and his family are not allowed to see Jacintha Saldanha's Body then why does the government of India allow the British cops to come to India and Investigate. There must be terms and conditions that the Benedict and his family be allowed to see the dead body and only then they can come and talk to their family members in Shirva, Mangalore-India. People of India must stand up and protest and put terms and conditions to the British cops and fight for the justice. There is something Fishy in this case. If Jacintha Saldanha has committed suicide then she would have atleast written a note to her family the cause of her suicide. But nothing is mentioned anywhere, this means that there is a foul play within the British Monarchy and the King Edward Hospital. In all these articles which
    Daijiworld has published about the death of Jacintha Saldanha we do not see any comments from Jacintha Saldanha's friends who are working and living in United Kingdom as Nurses. These nurses may know the story and they are not able to post or discuss because of backlash from the British Authority. It is very strange that none of friends from United Kingdom has posted any comment in Daijiworld. This is very strange and suspicious.

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  • Darryl Lobo, Shirva / Manchakal

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    Quote:

    Ivan further added that though he had no definite information, he had heard that a couple of cops from London had reportedly visited Shirva and conducted enquiries with the Barboza family.

    Unquote

    Dear Ivan Advocate,
    I am your wellwisher from Shirva
    Do not run your 'konkan Railway' for poltical purpose. Those two british came to Shirva were tevelision channel representatives from New Delhi (UK Based TV reporters). Do not 'fake' saying them British Police ! Please do not misquide daijiworld readers.

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  • sunil, mlre/ uae

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    its gr8 move from mlorean catholic. deffinately ther shud be deep enquiry.. I GUESS STILL ....... BRITISH SHUD KNOW THEY R NO LONGER ... RULING INDIA IN 21 ST CENTURY... come on INDIA POWER FULL COUNTRY.. SHOW ITS STRENGTH .. TO THE WORLD.

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  • russell dsouza, Bejai, Muscat

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    I am not commenting anything on this incident. But if it is a suicide case just because of shame I say this was a wrong step. No one has the right to take ones owns life which god has given us. Especially as a chirstian. son of god jesus was crucified for no fault of his. Again there will be a question he was the son of god we are humans. Let her soul RIP. Pray for her and her family.

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  • Raju Haldikar, Mysore / Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    I appreciate the move by Mangalore Diocese, but I would have appreciated much if Mangalore diocese had raised similar concern when Savita died in Irland due to abortion policy

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  • JerryMoras.com, Calgary, Canada

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    I think Indian external affairs and Indian embassies, consulates not doing much for NRI who needs support in times of trouble.

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  • Paul, Mangalore/Dubai

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    karnatka state Govt. taking action, they are busy with KJP.Indian Govt taking action on this????????????Nothingis going to happen.Oscar fernandes, veerappa moily .my dear friends nothing is going to happen.
    If same thing would havehappen in India & of she would have been a britsher or any white all the deligates from that country would have been India by now to investigate.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    Why wake up so late? Never too late! Hammer it as much as you can!! Why wake up so late for a Fr. Muller Alumni? Hit it when the situation is warm before it it is too cold!!

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  • George , India

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    Deeply saddened by the incident. Praying the Almighty God to give Rest to the departed soul (RIP) and strength and courage to face the difficult situation.

    2 familiar faces are missing on the stage.
    As reported above "Though we are Catholics and even they are Catholics we do not know how the system works there and how arrangements are done"
    Even we are failed to understand the whole system and catholic system in particular.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    I object this being turned into a political fiasco. Deaths are much more investigated in UK than in India and coroner holds an inquiry to determine cause of death and after that the body is released to the family. So don't bring politics into this and try and support the family in India.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    If the case is running in Britain then the mortal remains also should be burried in Britain for further investigations if required by the legal experts.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    Poor chap Ivan D'Souza was waiting for an opportunity to represent the Catholic community before the press. Finally he got an opportunity! He thinks Catholic community has given him contract to represent the diocese. All gimmicks to get seat in upcoming election. No real interest

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  • WILSON - SHIRVA / DUBAI, shirva

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    Well done! Mr.Ivan D'souza& Mrs.Leena Bai .Being political leaders kindly do the needful for the justice to this suffering family & to investigate what is the reason for this suspicious death.Dont leave those London culprits who really responsible to the death of Jacintha.

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  • CYRIL MASCARENHAS, KIREM/MIRA ROAD

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    DEFINATELY JACINTHA WAS NOT COMMITTED SUICIDE.SOMEBODY MIGHT KILLED HER.THERE ARE MANY MANGALORIAN IN UK.SOMEBODY SHOULD HELP IN THIS CASE.SECONDLY BEFORE TAKING THIS STEP SHE SHOULD HAVE WRITTEN A SUICIDE NOTE.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Mon, Dec 10 2012

    Brits Killed Diana when she was in love with Egyptian Business man HARRODS co-owner/son!!!I think there should be in depth investigation on this Suicide-Murder incident.Govt of India,Indian H.Commissioner to England/MEA should take of this case very seriously.Mean time mortal remains should repatriated ASAP.In this regard coordinated efforts made by different department including DC of Mangalore.

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