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Kolkata: Pediatric Hospital ransacked by mob


Kolkata: Pediatric Hospital ransacked by mob

Police said following her death, family members went on damaging properties at the hospital and the situation was brought under control after policemen intervened.

Kolkata: A mob on Thursday damaged properties of a pediatric hospital in the city following the death of a 4-year-old girl there, police said.

The child was suffering from fever for the last few days and was brought to the hospital late on Wednesday night, doctors at the hospital said.

She did not respond to treatment and died of septic shock around 7.20 am, they said.

Septic shock is a life-threatening condition that happens when blood pressure drops to a dangerously low level after an infection.

“The family initially took her to a maulavi where he performed some rituals. There was a huge time loss because that was the time when the baby needed proper medical assistance,” a doctor said.

Police said following her death, family members went on damaging properties at the hospital and the situation was brought under control after policemen intervened.

Nobody was arrested as the hospital authorities did not lodge any complaint against the family members of the girl.


Source: PTI
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  1. Doctors should have complained, no doubt but it would have been torture to bring evidence, then pay hefty fees to advocates, several visits to police station and vice versa. Then of course political pressure. So, it has become routine for doctors to compromise with pride with bread and butter. Situation will go worst from bad. After all we deserve what we provide.. Government… Whether Jyoti Babu or Mamta Didi. All the best.

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    RAMA KANT SABHARWAL December 15, 2018, 1:52 pm

    The hospital should have lodged a strong police complaint. The dictator Mamta Banerjee should be apprised of the threats the doctors have to face day in day out.
    The admitting doctors should always explain the serious nature of illness in no uncertain terms.

  3. We doctors are coward , they have ransacked hospital even than no complaint lodged CCTV camera must be there ,