Kolkata: SSKM Hospital doctors attacked
A day after a crowd vandalized a private hospital in Kolkata, asserting negligence after the passing of a patient, another hospital saw furious individuals ambushing doctors for purportedly not conceding a patient in the early hours of Thursday. A case has been enrolled.
At around 12 am, the government-owned SSKM hospital got 71-year-old Dilip Mukhopadhyay, an inhabitant of Howrah Jagacha, who experienced acute dementia. As per police, it was claimed that the patient was at first denied admission and later taken to the medicine ward.
"It was a psychiatry emergency case and the patient was admitted to the medicine ward. Prior to our intern could start treatment, around 10 to 12 individuals entered the ward and attacked the specialist. "He was slapped and beaten seriously. He figured out how to call us for help and inside minutes junior doctors raced to the spot. More than 50 evildoers had accumulated. They even had weapons in their grasp. Indeed, even police were not able handle them at first. Afterward, they figured out how to control the circumstance", said Dr Kaustav Biswas, convener of Junior Doctors Unity, SSKM unit.
"A case was recorded under segments 353 (strike or criminal drive to stop open worker from discharge of his duty) and 34 (acts done by a few people in advancement of regular aim) of the IPC on the premise of a letter of complaint from Dr. (Prof.) Mrinmoy Bandopadhyay, superintendent of the hospital. According to the complaint, the patient's party ambushed the on-duty specialist and gathering D staff at Maccenjee Ward, SSKM.