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Shocking: Senior doctors beaten up at Apollo Hospital, Bannerghatta Road

Shocking: Senior doctors beaten up at Apollo Hospital, Bannerghatta Road

Banglore: Repeated instances of violence against doctors is not just limited to government hospitals in the country, it seems. A recent instance of attack, shows that medical practitioners working with posh corporate hospitals are also at risk of being injured at the hands of angry attendants.

This recent instance of violence, has been reported from Apollo Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, where a Head of Pediatrics along with an entire team of ICU doctors, nurses as well as security guards were beaten up by the attendants of a 7 year old patient, who died after 12 hours after being admitted with viral fever.

The case goes back to Tuesday midnight, when a 7 year old girl, Samisha was admitted to the hospital with complaints of fever, headache and vomiting. During the course of admission, she developed convulsions and thereafter, arrhythmia. According the a statement by the hospital: “The child was in the hospital for about 14 hours during which the hospital provided all the requisite medical care by the doctors -from pediatrician and neurologist -and there was no shortfall in the entire care process… In spite of the due medical attention, the child could not be saved.”

Soon after the death of the child, a mob of 30 people allegedly barged into the hospital ICU  and assaulted doctors, nurses and security guards, while also damaging the hospital property.

Dr Ramakrishna Hegde (paediatrician), Dr Krishna Chaithanya (neurosurgeon), Dr Pramod K (senior resident), Dr Govindaiah Yatheesh, Dr Ananth Rao (biochemist), Dr Venkatesh H K (neuro-intensivist), along with two nurses and three security guards, suffered body blows, blunt injuries, nose bleeds, bruises and chin injuries on Wednesday at the hands of ‘miscreants’, reports Indian Express.

“Dr Hegde, who was the treating doctor, has a swollen and bruised chin. The security guard’s nose is broken and Dr Pramod has nose bleeds. This should not happen with any other doctor,” Govindaiah Yatheesh, medical superintendent of the hospital, said.

The attendants of the patient have alleged medical negligence on the part of the hospital. TOI reports said two cases have been registered by the police: one by the girl’s parents alleging medical negligence; and the second by the hospital for vandalism and assault on doctors.

CCTV footage of the incident on Wednesday and medical reports on the injuries suffered by the doctors have been collected for further investigation. The body of the child has been sent for autopsy.

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  1. These kinds of atrocities are going on against Doctors,relentlessly ,but no one is ever bothered.Govts are maintaining masterly SILENCE.No one from the Govt utters a single word condemning the dastardly attacks,nor does any one say a word of comfort.Even the Doctors among the elected members has the courage to speak a word supporting their colleagues.Obviously they under OBLIGATIONS to the Govt.WE HAVE TO UNITEDLY FIGHT OUR OWN BATTLES OR PERISH.

  2. Such things always happens in corporate hospitals, I am witness of some of them. They make normal patient bad within 2days.no one tries what actually happens with patient. Hospital gives explanation by uttering big words like multiorgan failure. I never prefer my patient to go to these big bulls. Be safe.

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    Dr.Roopsingh Parihar MS October 5, 2016, 6:08 pm

    Very Bad ,Violence Against Doctors & Staffs ,Every Body Must Understand That Doctors Did best but some condition Prognosis very Poor,even doctors die & his family members die in this condition ,Violence is not the solution,Press Media & Electronic Media Will spread this Message.

  4. 20 people are Actually amused, happy or indifferent towards those poor guys who worked 14 Hrs trying to save the child.
    A more thankless society is difficult to perceive!
    Amazing society!

  5. While the residents get the wrath of the attendants and consultants sitting in their AC offices not bothered ever which resident gets beaten up or get harassed by some politicians whose chamchas are the consultants , it\’s the perfect Karma and only these incidences can change the situation. Residents to saalo se pit rahe hai, kabhi kisi ko fark pada ?? Fark ab padega.

  6. You are absolutely right. While we do condemn the incident and feel sorry for the doctors involved over here, senior doctors and consultants have always turned a deaf ear to problems faced by the residents. they never respond to calls at night, they never stay at night even if there are critical cases and leave it to the residents and the junior ones to face the wrath of the patients attendants. Heights of Hypocrisy, Its as if the life of these senior doctors is more valuable than the life of residents who work in inhuman conditions. In kolkata a junior resident in surgery was beaten up badly early this year, his kidneys were damaged and was critically ill, there are so many residents who have suffered a similar fate, but a bruise suffered by a senior consultant attracts more attention and sympathy from the medical fraternity than a resident who suffers major physical injuries.

  7. just tried to tell some truth and instead of introspection n finding out the reason,,,the views coming forth just shows how much venom n poison,todays doctors carry inside themselves.Even som did not spare the god while giving his views.Some mentioned about terrorist n film qasab because my name looks like a muslim name.not able to tolerate criticism and on slight provocation raising swords n spitting venom,reaching up to god,place of worship and terrorist too.Amazing,,,,,,,,

  8. You have told the half truth…and still unable to understand what you told.
    Please read the following which has come in an international newspaper…
    A Portuguese man spent 43 years in a wheelchair because of a mistaken medical diagnosis, finally re-learning to walk only in his fifties, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

    When Rufino Borrego was 13, he was diagnosed by a Lisbon hospital as having incurable muscular dystrophy, the Jornal de Noticias reported.
    What is your reaction….you will beat them???
    Amazing….

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