Violence: Hindu Rao hospital vandalized after death of patient, two doctors injured
New Delhi: Delhi's Hindu Rao Hospital became a site of major violence when after the death of a patient the family of a patient vandalized the hospital as well as attacked the doctors
A rickshaw-puller died at the civic-run Hindu Rao Hospital here during treatment on Friday, following which some of his kin allegedly vandalised properties in the emergency department, police and facility''s resident doctors'' association said.
The Hindu Rao Hospital RDA''s President Abhimanyu Sardana claimed that two doctors "sustained injury" during the altercation that ensued after the man''s death.
According to the doctors, a patient was brought to Hindu Rao hospital for assessment and treatment. On investigation, he was found to cardiac Ailment probably ongoing myocardial infarction (heart attack). The intervention from the cardio team( ccu) was requested. During this, the patient collapsed in emergency and despite best possible efforts could not saved. The attendants attacked the health care workers present there and vandalised the hospital property.
"Information was received at the Sabzi Mandi police station, regarding a quarrel that had broken out at Bara Hindu Rao Hospital. After reaching the spot, it was found that one rickshaw-puller, Sonu (34), a resident of Kabir Basti, admitted in the hospital on Friday around 10 am, had died during the treatment, following which his family members have damaged the hospital property," a senior police officer said.
The RDA also circulated a video, purportedly of the incident in which a group of people could be seen "smashing glass panes" amid a commotion.
"It happened in the emergency department and doctors were running scared. One doctor received injury in hand, and another was hit in the eye," Sardana claimed.
"We have demanded that an institutional complaint be sent to police to lodge an FIR, till that time, we resident doctors won''t attend to ER services. Meanwhile, the RDA has lodged a complaint with the police," he said.
He said the angry family members of the patient were shouting and falsely blaming the doctors for his unfortunate death.
The senior police officer late night said while a formal complaint has been received from the family members of the deceased man, alleging "carelessness" on part of hospital authorities, "no formal complaint has come from the doctors or hospital''s side as of now".
Hindu Rao Hospital, run by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation is the largest civic-run facility in the national capital.