Kolkata: In what seemed like a furious attack, RG Kar Medical College in Kolkata was vandalized on Monday evening and ransacked by an enormous crowd from the neighbouring slum. The crowd gathered and started vandalizing the hospital as well as breaking the glass of cars passing by in a show of protest against an alleged neglect of a patient by the emergency doctors.
A patient from Belgachhia , Biswajit Mallick, was brought to the hospital at around 4 Pm on Monday. He was suffering with fever. The family of the patient alleged that he was turned away from the hospital emergency ward without getting treated. The patient’s family told the TOI that they insisted the patient be admitted, but the doctors did not listen to them.
After returning home his condition deteriorated and he was brought back to the hospital, where he was kept waiting in the emergency ward as per the relatives of the patient. He later died allegedly without any medical care.
The crowd from the neighbouring slum gathered and started their agitation against the hospital and its administration by making furious attack on the hospital property and making a halt in its functioning. The police was also not spared and they had to lathicharge on the mob.
Hospital administration in its hold up has said that the patient was brought dead.
S Batyabal, principal, RG Kar Medical College and Hospital,” A post-mortem was required. But the patient’s family would not allow that. It was then that the trouble started.”