Violence Against Doctors: Karnataka Medical Council seeks police protection, urges restraint on behalf of all medical fraternity
Considering all these incidents, Karnataka Medical Council has sought police protection and also requested restraint on behalf of all the medical community.
Karnataka: With back to back instances of crowd vandalizing hospitals due to the unavailability of beds in COVID ward, the Karnataka Medical Council (KMC) has requested for restraint from citizens and urged all the people to extend their help and cooperation in order to handle the prevailing pandemic situation.
Due to the rapid increase in COVID cases for the last few days, many hospitals have denied admission to patients which resulted in angry patients and their relatives manhandling the health workers as well as destroying hospital properties.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that among the recent cases, the case of KG General Hospital in Bengaluru had been reported where doctors were attacked by the attendants of COVID-19 patients as the patient who was suffering from respiratory trouble and breathing problem passed away after the sudden fall on his oxygen level due to the unavailability of Intensive Care Unit. The problem even complicated as the relatives of the deceased claimed the body but the hospital tried to follow the protocol during the disposal of a body.
In the Belgavi Institute of Medical Sciences also a mob vandalized the hospital and set ablaze an ambulance in the facility premises. The mob included the enraged relatives of a patient who had succumbed to COVID at the hospital during treatment alleging that the hospital was negligent towards treating the patient.
Considering all these incidents, KMC has sought police protection and also requested restraint on behalf of all the medical community.