Today morning KEM Hospital Pediatric resident doctors were assaulted by relatives of a patient admitted in the pediatric ward of KEM Hospital and Seth G. S. Medical College.
The patient was a case of Dengue shock syndrome and had come with non-recordable pulse and BP. There was no vacancy in ICU. Patients relatives were explained about the bad condition of the child and non-availability of ICU bed by the resident doctors. They had also taken high-risk consent. In spite of the non-availability of the ICU bed, relatives were ready to get the patient admitted in the general ward. All necessary medications were started and relatives were explained about the worsening condition every half hourly by the doctors. After this 4 male relatives rushed into the ward. Only a female security guards were there (from Eagle pvt security and not KEM Hospital security) who ran away after seeing the situation. Patient’s relatives took up an iron stool, iron rod and wooden stick lying in the ward and beat up Dr. Suhas, Dr. Kushal, and Dr. Puneet. A glimpse of the wounds on he bodies of the residents can be seen in the pictures.
Resident doctors have decided to go on a mass bunk from 25th September 2015 morning.
This is a very common thing seen in the government hospitals of India. Consequences of the lack of facilities by the authorities have to be faced by the doctors, who also have to face the anger of the patients and their relatives. There are an increasing number of dengue cases and no improvements in the facilities. Also, poor security adds up to this issue. Even after repeated strikes by the resident doctors, no improvement in security can be seen which comes into the picture by this kind of assaults.
WHEN WILL OUR GOVERNMENT WAKE UP?
Courtesy: Desi Medicos
Link – http://www.desimedicos.com/forums/topic/kem-hospital-resident-doctors-assaulted-by-patients-relatives-with-iron-rod/