FIR against Drunk Duty Doctor for allegedly misbehaving with Patient in Hathras CHC
Agra: Uttar Pradesh Police has registered an FIR against a Hathras-based doctor for allegedly misbehaving with patients in a drunken state during duty hour at the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Sasni.
The issue came to light after a viral video clip started making rounds on social media. After the preliminary inquiry, it appeared that the doctor was drunk during the confrontation with the patient. Accepting his fault, the doctor later apologized as well. However, a Departmental inquiry has also been initiated against the doctor.
As per the latest media report by the Times of India, the FIR mentioned that when the patients arrived at the CHC to consult the doctor on Thursday evening, the doctor was not present there. However, he arrived an hour late and was allegedly drunk. He allegedly misbehaved with the patients along with their attendants. In fact, he got involved in a verbal confrontation with someone. The entire incident was shot on a mobile phone and soon the video clip went viral on social media.
While commenting on the matter, additional chief medical officer, Dr Madhur Kumar informed TOI that the FIR has been registered against the doctor based on the directions of the district magistrate after conducting a preliminary inquiry. He further mentioned that the viral video clip has also been taken into consideration.
TOI adds that the doctor was previously posted at Sikandraro CHC. However, during a spot inspection by sub-divisional magistrate Anjali Gangwar on January 21, he was found to be absent, and thus, he was transferred to Sasni.
Sasni Police has registered the FIR against the doctor under IPC section 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), and 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life) besides provisions of the Epidemic Disease Act.
Meanwhile, the doctor accepted his mistake and apologized for his behaviour as well. Assuring that such an act would never be repeated, he further told the daily, "Everything stated by me at that moment was incorrect as I had no control over myself."