Ahmednagar Doctor Assaulted by deceased Covid Patient's relatives, 2 suspects booked
Ahmednagar: A doctor of a private hospital in Ahmednagar was allegedly assaulted by the family of a 72-year-old patient who died around Wednesday midnight.
The doctor stated in his complaint that two relatives of the patient allegedly created a ruckus at the hospital, assaulted him and his staff, hurled abuses and even damaged the equipment in the ICU of the hospital after the death news of their relatives.
According to a report by the Times of India, the Deputy superintendent said this is the first case in Ahmednagar city where any medical professional has been attacked after the death of a Covid patient. Appropriate action will be taken against those involved in the incident.
The patient was a resident of Ahmednagar, was admitted to the hospital after testing positive for Covid-19 on May 8. He would often remove the oxygen hence one of his relatives had been allowed to stay with him. The relative was, however, told to wait outside for some time as the doctors in the ICU were busy with other patients. Meanwhile, the patient removed the oxygen supply, following which the doctors quickly set things right but the patient became unconscious. The doctor informed the relatives of the patient about the incident. Unfortunately, about an hour later the patient expired, the doctor added in his complaint, reports TOI.
Police have registered a case against two suspects under the various sections of the Indian Penal Code along with sections of The Maharashtra Medicare Service Persons and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage or Loss to Property) Act,2010, adds the daily.
The doctor had created an ICU ward for Covid-19 infected patients in his private hospital in Ahmednagar.