On his deathbed, a Sikh patient leaves a note saying that his beard had been tied with gloves and his urine had been left in “

In a distressing incident of “institutional racism” in the UK, nurses tied a Sikh patient’s beard with plastic gloves, leaving him in his personal urine and presenting him meals that he should now not devour for non secular reasons, the PTI mentioned Monday citing a record in The Independent.

The Independent stated final week, quoting from a file leaked to it from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, that no matter the affected person complaining about the discrimination in a notice on his deathbed, the nurses had been allowed to elevate on working.

The record outlined a couple of counts of alleged racism towards nursing workforce and patients.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the UK’s nursing regulatory body, has launched a probe into the revelations after a senior NMC whistleblower claimed that the regulator has failed to tackle “institutional racism” in its ranks for 15 years, including that this has allowed NMC body of workers “to go unchecked” when “applying preparation inconsistently based totally on their very own discriminatory views.”

“Nurses accused of tying a Sikh patient’s beard with plastic gloves, leaving him in his very own urine and providing him meals he couldn’t devour for non secular motives have been allowed to elevate on working notwithstanding the man complaining about discrimination in a observe on his deathbed,” the file said.

“In the case of the Sikh patient, the case was once at the start closed with the aid of the NMC’s screening team. According to a source, the NMC group of workers participants accountable for identifying whether or not to pursue an investigation failed to proper reflect on consideration on responses to the note, left with the aid of the affected person and located by way of his household after his death. The note, written in Punjabi, claimed nurses had laughed at him, saved him hungry through solely imparting meals which they knew he couldn’t devour and no longer answered to his name bell, inflicting him to moist himself and fall in his personal urine,” the record added.