Kin of deceased patient assaults junior doctor onduty nursing staff

first_imgKolkata: Tension ran high at Imambara Sadar Hospital in Hooghly after the family members of a boy, who died of alleged medical negligence, beat up a junior doctor and heckled some on-duty nursing staff.Hospital authorities registered a complaint at the local police station. The family members of the victim later withdrew their complaint of negligence and sought an unconditional apology from the doctor, whom they manhandled earlier on the day. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThose who attacked the junior doctor and nurses evaded arrest by seeking the apology. The incident triggered panic among other patients, who were admitted to the hospital. The patient, Suvam Paswan, (7), was shifted to Imambara Sadar Hospital from Chandannagar Sub-divisional hospital on Saturday as he faced some acute problem while passing urine. Family members of the victim alleged that the patient was left unattended for a long time. They informed the matter to the Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayon-duty nursing staff, who told them that the doctor will attend the patient later. The patient eventually died at the hospital late Saturday night. As the news of his death reached the family members of the patient, they staged a protest inside the hospital alleging negligence on the part of the hospital. They beat up a junior doctor and some of the nursing staff who came to the rescue the junior doctor were also heckled by the irate mob. Hospital authorities informed the matter to the local police station. The police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. Hospital authorities lodged a complaint with the police. Apprehending arrest, family members, who attacked the doctor and nursing later tendered an apology from the doctor following which the police complaint was withdrawn. Hospital authorities claimed that the patient was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition.last_img

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