Madhya Pradesh: Doctor attacked in district hospital by patients Kin
The doctor on duty, referred the patient to Gwalior citing grave injuries. The family members, however, wanted to get the person treated in the district hospital itself. An argument followed which turned violent and the patient's family members physically attacked the doctor.
Bhind: A city based doctor has been attacked by a patient's kin after he referred the ailing man to a different hospital for treatment.
This comes days after doctors across the nation staged protests calling for better security for medicos in government hospitals. The medical fraternity last month came out to protest after a junior doctor in Kolkata's NRS medical college was brutally attacked by a patient's kin.
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In the present case, a patient had suffered injuries following a scuffle in Naoli Har village of the district. His family members took him to the emergency ward of the hospital here.
The doctor on duty, referred the patient to Gwalior citing grave injuries. The family members, however, wanted to get the person treated in the district hospital itself.
An argument followed which turned violent and the patient's family members physically attacked the doctor.
The doctor has registered an FIR with the local police.
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Taking a note of the growing violence against the doctors, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on the occasion of National Doctors' Day had organised a mass awareness programme throughout its 1,750 branches and emphasized the insistent requirement for the enactment of central legislation to avoid violence against the medical fraternity. The Association asked the government to declare hospitals as “safe zones” and asserted that exemplary punishment for perpetrators of such acts should be a component of the central law.
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