Gujarat Doctor attacked after suspected COVID patient's death; 10 booked for vandalism, assault
As per the complaint, the patient was immediately shifted to the ICU ward where she died a few hours later, after which some people started arguing with the doctor and then assaulted him.
Veraval: Based on the complaint filed by the doctor who recently became a victim of assault after a suspected COVID patient died at the hospital in Veraval, 10 people have been booked by the police.
Confirming the incident, the police told PTI, a case was lodged against 10 persons, six of whom were detained, on Saturday for allegedly attacking a doctor after the death of a suspected COVID-19 patient in Veraval in Gujarat''s Gir Somnath district.
The incident took place late Friday night at a government COVID hospital after a 20-year-old woman died a few hours earlier after being shifted in a critical condition from a private facility, a Veraval City police station official said.
"Ten people attacked the doctor and damaged property like the gate and cabin of the COVID hospital. Those detained are Akram Siraj, Hamin Siraj, Moin Siraj, Aijaj Siraj, Arif Siraj and Mohammad Sohel Siraj," he said.
Dr Shah, who has a private practice in Veraval and was deputed at the COVID hospital for a week as per the order of the district magistrate, said in his complaint that the suspected COVID-19 patient was brought to the hospital in critical condition on Friday afternoon after being referred from a private hospital, reports PTI
The patient was immediately shifted to the ICU ward where she died a few hours later, after which some people started arguing with him and then assaulted him, the complaint added.
They have been charged under a section pertaining to violence against health care personnel of Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020, apart from IPC, the Disaster Management Act, the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act for unlawful assembly, rioting, voluntarily causing hurt etc, police said.