PG doctors accused of negligence as four-month-old dies

Tension prevailed outside Chigateri hospital in Davangere on Wednesday when parents and relatives of a child who died in the hospital, attacked three PG doctors on the charge of negligence and administering improper treatment.

According to sources, Maltesh, a resident of Avargere village, brought his four-month-old baby Varun to the hospital with some health problem and admitted the child at 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

Though the on-duty PG doctors Harsha, Shalini and Kirthika started treatment immediately, the child died around 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

Alleging that there was negligence on the part of the doctors, the relatives and parents of the child attacked them in the hospital.

They alleged that the child had died owing to the negligence of the doctors.

Irked by this, the PG doctors staged a protest outside the hospital and filed a complaint with the Badavane Police.

The parents of the child also filed a complaint with the same police.

Boycott

Bengaluru Staff Reporter writes:

Meanwhile, the Junior Doctors Association of JJM Medical College, Davangere, has issued a statement announcing boycott of all OPD services from Thursday and threatened to continue the boycott till adequate security is provided to its members.

The association has said that “two post-graduate students and an intern were beaten up such that a post-graduate student suffered a laceration which was sutured. The child’s attenders have blamed the doctors’ negligence for the patient’s death which is not true.”

The Karnataka chapter of the Indian Medical Association and the Karnataka Government Medical Officers Association have also supported the stir by the junior doctors in Davangere.

This incident comes close on the heels of the one where Uttara Kannada MP Ananthkumar Hegde reportedly assaulted doctors of a private hospital in Sirsi.

Courtesy: The Hindu

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Link – http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/Tension-as-child%E2%80%99s-parents-relatives-assault-doctors/article17025107.ece

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