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NO STOP to Violence: Now AIIMS Delhi Doctor assaulted for treating High Risk Patient on Priority


NO STOP to Violence: Now AIIMS Delhi Doctor assaulted for treating High Risk Patient on Priority

The doctor asked them to wait for a while saying he is attending a high-risk patient who required immediate medical care. He told them that he will definitely attend the patient. But the attendants started verbally abusing the doctor and even manhandled him- AIIMS RDA

New Delhi: While the medical fraternity is protesting nationwide against the assault incident at NRS Medical College, the shameful act of violence continues.

In the recent incident, a junior resident doctor at the emergency ward of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS Trauma Centre was allegedly verbally abused and manhandled by the attendants of a patient late on Sunday night (June 16th), following which his colleagues at the premier institute have gone on a strike withdrawing all non-essential services till Tuesday morning.

The AIIMS Resident Doctor’s Association (RDA) said services at outpatient departments (OPDs) and routine operation theatre, and ward visits have been withdrawn from Monday noon till 6 am Tuesday, but emergency services such as ICU, casualty and labour room services are available.

This comes against the backdrop of the medical fraternity holding protests all over the country in solidarity with the junior doctors in West Bengal who are on a strike since Tuesday after two of their colleagues were attacked and seriously injured allegedly by relatives of a patient who died at NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata.

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The incident took place around 11.30 pm Sunday in the emergency ward of the AIIMS Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre when a patient with a foot injury reached there for treatment, president of AIIMS Resident Doctor’s Association (RDA) Dr Amarinder Singh Malhi said.

“The patient arrived with his attendants. The doctor on duty was attending to a high-risk patient at that time when the attendants asked him to attend their patient on a priority basis.

“The doctor asked them to wait for a while saying he is attending a high-risk patient who required immediate medical care. He told them that he will definitely attend the patient. But the attendants started verbally abusing the doctor and even manhandled him,” Dr Singh claimed.

“The medico at the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre was allegedly assaulted for giving preferential care to a critical patient,” the RDA said in a statement and demanded enactment of a comprehensive central law for checking violence on doctors and healthcare staff at hospitals.

Police said a case has been registered after the AIIMS doctors filed a complained.

According to a senior police official, two persons have been detained for allegedly misbehaving and abusing the doctor while the third accused is absconding.

However, after the incident, resident doctors of the AIIMS in Delhi, which earlier had decided not to join a nationwide strike keeping in view patient care announced the withdrawal of all non-essential services from Monday noon till Tuesday 6 am.

Doctors of the AIIMS also held a protest march on the campus between 8 am and 9 am.


Source: with inputs
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    Krishnadas Sen June 20, 2019, 11:55 am

    Assault on doctors in political than impulsive. Hooligans who are aspiring in field of politics and achieved some(dis) reputation as goon tries their luck on doctors the soft target.After a series of such acts of violence gets elevated to the level of self styled local leader who thereafter are picked up by politicians.On no other premises they will dare to do anything fearing equal or more severe reaction. Media plays a self contradictory role. On one side it is obligatory to project the truth on the other hand public is voracious cosumer of gossip against docs and medical establishments which in turn translates in huge business. None will be so fool to ignore. Only serious fault of doctors are they are doctors.

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    Tripti Talapatra June 18, 2019, 2:08 pm

    Unless centre makes a law that, man-handling or assaulting doctor at work is non-bailable offence and imprisonment for atleast 7years, and adequate number of doctors at emergency or trauma centre this type of incidence won\’t stop.

  3. Hello, deploy special police personnel in every hospital in order to avoid such unpleasant incidents n control now n then . Moreover mob accompanying patient should be limited in numbers. Third police force with weapons should be available nearby stations to reach in minimum time (5 minutes). Give strict punishment to the violent people

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    Dr Shanta Ghatak June 18, 2019, 12:48 pm

    Government must step in immediately with appropriately articulated clauses for immediate and harsh punitive measures in place .

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    Dr. Shekhar Galinde June 18, 2019, 12:20 pm

    What was Security people doing? Those arrested can they be non-bailable arrest?