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MP: Patient Kin Assault Emergency Doctor demanding treatment only from UPPER CASTE Doctor


MP: Patient Kin Assault Emergency Doctor demanding treatment only from UPPER CASTE Doctor

Dr Ratre was on duty in the Emergency Department and he directed the medical staff to start treatment immediately. However, a mob of about a dozen people, comprising relatives and acquaintances, reached there and asked Dr Ratre his name and caste.

Jabalpur (MP): A doctor belonging to Scheduled Tribe community has alleged that he was beaten up by relatives of two patients who wanted them to be treated by an “upper caste” person, police said on Sunday.

Garha Police Station in-charge S Khan said Dr Geetesh Ratre has complained that the incident took place on Friday when two women injured in an accident were brought to the government-run Subhash Chandra Medical College here around 7:30 pm.

“Dr Ratre was on duty in the Emergency Department and he directed the medical staff to start treatment immediately. However, a mob of about a dozen people, comprising relatives and acquaintances, reached there and asked Dr Ratre his name and caste,” Khan said, quoting the complaint.

When Dr Ratre told him that he belonged to a Scheduled Tribe community, the accused started demanding that only an “upper caste” doctor treat the two injured women, the police official said.

An altercation ensued over this, during which Ratre was manhandled, Khan said, adding that the people then took away the two injured women from the hospital.

“On the doctor’s complaint, we have registered a case against these people under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for allegedly using casteist remarks and under relevant section of the IPC for obstructing a government staff from doing his duty,” the police official said, adding a search is on to nab the accused.




Source: PTI
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  1. A patientbhas right to chose who treats him/her
    Everybody is aware the efforts and hardwork a general category student has to go through to excel in medical field
    Nobody wants to be treated by somebody who gotbseats withoutbworking hard and passed with low than 50 percent marks n professionals. People are becoming smart. All Reserved category people today know is how to use Constitution for their benefits and harm others. So many acts are there to protect them . What about generals. ? It is a sin to be born in General Category In India today. Horrible country to live in.

  2. There should not be any reservation on caste basis in medical entrance exm. It is natural patients will oppose treatment from \”Quota\” doctors with low IQ.

  3. Really sad and unfortunate incidence.This shows how deep caste system is still in minds of so called upper caste people .Just think if a doctor is facing such bias then leave apart illiterate and weak backward class people in villages.Thats why reservation is still needed.
    Those who think general category students work hard ,please do a research on their coaching class fees and family economical background and that of a reserved category students.
    Also reserved category candidate needs to pass same University exams with same passing criteria as general category students, so general category students don\’t be a cry baby ,be a liberal thinker when commenting about reservation

  4. If government segregate society saying SC/ST/GENERAL/OBC then it\’s fine. When society starts following the footsteps of the government it\’s crime. I am not in favour of lynching by mob.what happened that was unfortunate. But I think gradually people have started noticing that how much hard work a general category person has to do as compared to a reserved candidate.
    So when there is reserved seats in college and government jobs there should be similar situation in hospital too.

  5. Why it\’s fine if the government do it

    The cast based separation should end and same as the reservations, today the person\’s benefitted by reservations uses luxury and levish lifestyle still when it come to obtain admission or job they claim them self to be the beneficiary, isn\’t this a bleach of rights of those who deserve the privilege, instead reservation should be based only on economically poor category, whichever cast the individual may be belonging to, and that\’s the only way to serve the needy

  6. It is shame to nation

  7. It is true, shame on our national leaders for imbibing poison of cast in the minds of people from the time of birth and then at every occasion and milestone in ones life. Reminding again and again the cast in which he has taken birth. Even for the posts of ministers and president cast card is used.
    If this system of separating and favouring people as per the cast is not stopped more and more divisions are inevitable.
    Today no one wants to be in general category and would prefer to be included in SC or ST etc just because the general category population is neglected by all politicians both those from so call SC/ST or even from so called upper cast for their political gains.
    Let there be no cast system in our country. We can\’t blame present rulers for what has happened 100 and 1000 years back. That time this India, today\’s India was not there in existence but still people say upper cast have suppressed lower cast!!!.