Assault on doctors: Only 2 of patient’s relatives to be allowed inside hospital, rules Bombay HC

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The verdict came days after resident doctors were beaten up in two separate incidents in Nagpur and Mumbai.

HIGHLIGHTS

Only 2 relatives of the patient will be allowed inside.

Police presence to monitor the crowd in the hospital.

The Bombay High Court today ruled that only two people would be allowed to accompany a patient during visiting hours in government hospitals in Maharashtra. The move came as an attempt to protect doctors from getting thrashed by families of the patients.

ONLY TWO PEOPLE ALLOWED INSIDE 

In her judgement, Justice Abha Oka ordered hospitals to immediately put up sign boards informing visitors about the same. She further added that only in exceptional cases, four people would be allowed inside the premises.

NEED TO CONTROL THE CROWD 

Additional advocate general appearing for the state too agreed that there was a need to control the crowd.

“More than four people should not be present inside the premises. Most of these incidents happen due to mob mentality,” the advocate general said.

The verdict came days after resident doctors were beaten up in two separate incidents in Nagpur and Mumbai.

 POLICE PRESENCE 

Advocate Rahul Totla representing the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors told the court, “CCTV cameras can only record the incident but cannot prevent it. It is important for the police to be present.

Earlier, Justice Oka had noted, “Most of these incidents happen due to the absence of police. It is important to deploy women constables at such places to avoid confrontations.”

Courtesy –

Indiatoday

Vidya  | Edited by Liu Chuen Chen

Mumbai, June 10, 2016 | UPDATED 18:42 IST

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