Maha: Doctor slapped, abused and beaten up after COVID patient death, 1 held, 3 absconding
Pune: An on-duty doctor attached to the sub-district Hospital in Manchar was allegedly abused, slapped, and assaulted by a group of four men, who resorted to violence following the death of a COVID-19 patient.
The accused, who is a 44-year-old resident of Kalam Village has been arrested by the rural police, while three others have been booked under the charges of assaulting an on-duty doctor and are still absconding.
Narrating the ordeal, Ambadas Deomane, the medical superintendent of the hospital informed that the 65-year old patient was rushed to the hospital on September 27 when her condition was already critical as her blood oxygen saturation level was only 67%.
However, the kin of the patient did not handle the news well and started hurling abuses on the doctor over the phone but the doctors did not take it seriously as they thought that he was just shocked and frustrated at the sudden demise of the patient.