COVID patient booked for attacking duty doctor with saline stand
Mumbai: A duty doctor attached to a government-run hospital at Alibaug was brutally attacked by a Covid-19 patient with a saline stand after he instructed the patient not to remove his oxygen mask repeatedly.
The doctor identified as Swapnadeep Thale suffered injuries in the incident and was admitted to the ICU for treatment.
This incident took place at around 4.30 am at the Covid-19 care centre at Alibaug District General Hospital on Wednesday, wherein, a 55-year-old coronavirus patient, who was undergoing treatment at the hospital for the past four days badly hit the doctor on his head with stand.
The doctor was on round when he asked the patient not to remove his oxygen mask again and again. However, the doctor's instructions annoyed the patient. Later, when the doctor was sitting on a chair, the patient came from behind and started hitting him on his head with a saline stand, the police official quoted as saying by PTI.
The doctor received injuries in the incident and was admitted to the same hospital, he added.
Police have registered a case against the patient under IPC section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty).
"The patient has been booked for assault. The patient, however, has not revealed the reason behind the attack," an officer told The Indian Express.