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Patient attendants Attack Female doctor, Pull her Hair: 2500 Resident Doctors go on strike


Patient attendants Attack Female doctor, Pull her Hair: 2500 Resident Doctors go on strike

Jaipur: Violence erupted at a hospital attached with renowned Sawai Man Singh Medical College (SMS medical College) when infuriated attendants of a patient brutally attacked a female resident doctor.

As per media reports, the female doctor hid in the bathroom dreaded by the attack. Following the incident, over 2,500 resident doctors attached with SMS Medical College observed a strike demanding security at the medical college and hospital premises.

The horrific incident took place on March 11 when an 80-year-old patient who suffered Myocardial Infarction (MI) was admitted in Kanwatia Hospital. After observing the patient’s condition, the doctors referred her to Sawai Man Singh hospital. While the female resident doctor was completing the documents for shifting the patient, her attendants started hurling abuses at the doctor. They allegedly kicked the doctor and pulled her hair in aggression.

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Speaking to TOI about the incident, Dr L Harshwardhan, Superintendent, Kanwatia Hospital informed, “Since, she was a serious patient we referred her to Sawai Man Singh hospital immediately. But, while the resident doctor was completing the formalities for her shifting from Kanwatia hospital to SMS hospital, the attendants got aggressive and the incident happened.”

The hospital administration immediately called the police to pacify the situation. After arriving at the hospital, the police arrested two accused of assaulting the doctor.

“We reached Kanwatia hospital immediately and arrested the two accused involved in beating up the doctor,” Amar Singh Meena, SHO, Shastri Nagar police station, confirmed to TOI. Further, the arrested duo was presented before a local court, which sent them both to judicial custody. “They were booked for causing disruption in government services,” informed SHO.

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Resident Doctors Strike

In response to this brutal attack on the fellow female resident doctor, MBBS doctors at SMS medical college observed a strike and demanded security from the concerned authorities to curb this uncontrolled horrific menace of assault on medical professionals. As per a report by National Dunia, over 2500 doctors were protesting against the assault.

During the strike, the agitating doctors demanded that security for them be strengthened in government-run hospitals and also CCTVs should be installed in the hospitals to keep an eye on activities inside.

According to Jaipur association of Resident who is protesting against the incident, this is the fourth such incident at the medical college in the span of three months. The doctors have blamed the hospital’s administration for the incident. The association has also demanded the authorities to relieve Medical Superintendent of  Kanwatia hospital of his duties.

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Meanwhile, the Medical College Teachers Association of Rajasthan (MCTAR) has also condemned the attack. The association wrote to SMS Medical College Principal and Controller Dr Sudhir Bhandari mentioning, “The entire faculty has strong resentment. Immediate action should be taken against culprits otherwise we will also join the agitation.”


Source: with inputs
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  1. Condemning will not be tolerated anymore . These people who have been involved in these ignorants idiots and rowdies should be jailed for a minimum of 10 years along with heavy fine .they should think twice before showing their masochism once more .

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    Dr. S.Nagaraja March 14, 2019, 2:24 pm

    What a horrible situation!! Doctors never do harm to any patient. Nowadays doctors have no protection. When repeated attacks occured in Davangere, Govt of Karnataka stepped in to protect the doctors, by passing relevant law. The attackers are punishable under the law.
    If doctors are not protected, then no parent will admit their son/daughter to medicine.One thing is clear, NO doctor intentionally harms any patient.
    It is very sad that the resident doctor was manhandled. Guilty should be punished. Dr. S.Nagaraja Davangere

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    Dr RAMESH VARDHAN March 14, 2019, 12:00 pm

    WHAT A COUNTRY WE ARE IN ? , IN THE HOSPITALS ACCIDENT& EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IS THE MOST SENSITIVE AREA. THE SECURITY MEASURE SHOULD BE AT LEAST 10 TIMES TOUGHER THAN THAT A MLA OR A BABU THE BUEROCRATE OR AN ATM . THAT MEANS IT SHOULD HAVE 10 ARMED SECURITY PERSONAL.BUT RARELY WE SEE ONE OR ARMED GAURDS IN SOME OF THE HOSPITALS. THE RESIDENTS INSTEAD OF GOING ON FOR STRIKE SPORDICLLY , CAN STOP WORKING AT ONCE ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN PROTEST AGAINST PHYSICAL OBUSUES AGAINST THEM. THEY CAN PREPARE DRAFT TAKING HELP FROM SOME OF RETAIRED SUPREME COURT JUDGES Eg – HONORABLE JUSTICE MARKANDEY OR SOME OTHER PERSON I AM SURE SOME ONE WILL COME FOR YOUR SUPPORTS WITH WONDERFUL SUGGESTIONS. SECOND YOU CAN FILE CASE AGAINST THE MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT , DEAN DIRECTOR DME , PRINCIPLE SECRETARY ( THE BA PASSED OUT BABU , SITTING COMFORTABLY IN THE AIR-CONDITIONED CHAMBER IN THE STATE CAPITAL\’ BEING BUSY IN DOING NOTHING OR MAKING DESLS WITH THE SUPPLIERS). IF YOU LACK CURRAGE , DON\’T HAVE GUTS ? , ASK AT LEAST YOUR FAMILY FRIENDS TO FILE A PUBLIC INTERST LITIGATION AGAINST THE ABOVE SAID ADMISTERATORS. IF YOU THINK YOU ARE INCAPABLE OF DOING ANY THING BETTER\’. BEST WAY GET BITTEN UP , BE HAPPY OR SAD FOR A WHILE . THIS YOU CAN PROVIDE SOME KIND STUFF FOR THE MEDIA TO WRITE ARTICLES , PEOPLE TO KIND OF STORY TO READ OR WATCH . OR ( GET DHAKUS, NEXALITES MILLITANTS, GANGSTERS TO PROTECT YOU…..BY SPARING 10 TO 20 % OF YOUR SALARIES ) . EASIER WAY PUT PHOTOGRAPHS OF BAPU , BABASAHEB AND OTHER , DO BHAJAN MORNING TILL EVENING ……. SAY RAGHU PATHI RAGHAV RAJA RAM PATHITHA PAVAN SITHA RAM ….MS , DEAN DIRECTOR DME AND SECRETARY KO AAKAL DE BHAGVAN . OOR TUM. MAY MARKHANE KHA MAZZA MILEY …….JAI BHAVANI .

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    Dr Sanjay Gupta March 14, 2019, 11:30 am

    Disgusting.

  5. This will keep on happening until doctors stand together and learn how to counter attack such attendants…have been propising since long…all doctors apply for arm licence and once you hang your pistol on the apron attendants will automatically backoff….of late Rajasthan has become a nuisance and need to be taught a lesson.
    But out of sheer curiosity what was their contention?

  6. Doctor should Stop treating those patient in all govt and private hospital , whose attended attacks doctors.