Bharati hospital doctor assaulted


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

  A resident doctor of Bharati Hospital was assaulted while on duty by an unidentified person after a spat over the use of a photocopy machine at around 11.30 pm on Monday.The doctor, Dr Satish Raghuvanshi, a third year student of general surgery, has lodged an FIR at the Bharati Vidyapeeth Police Station.

The doctors of Bharati Hospital said the culprit was an associate of a local corporator and the group had come in connection with a patient who passed away in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital on Monday.

The corporator’s associate and the resident doctor got involved in a verbal spat when the two wanted to use the photocopy machine at the same time.

The fight took an ugly turn when the corporator’s associate threatened the doctor and finally hit him.

The resident doctor said he along with 80 to 100 other doctors from 11 departments in the hospital went on strike since Tuesday morning .

Dr Raghuvanshi said that doctors from gynaecology, surgery, radiology, medicine, dermatology, pathology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, anaesthesiology, chest & TB and ENT have written a letter to the management about the assault and the strike.

However, the hospital authorities denied that doctors have gone on strike at the hospital. Lt Col (retd) Dr N G Kamat, the Deputy Medical Director at Bharati Hospital, said, “The hospital will support its student doctors in the matter. It is sad that such an incident happened. The student has lodged an FIR and I hope action will be taken. But there is no strike in the hospital.”

Police Inspector SK Shinde of the Bharati Vidyapeeth Police Station said, “No name has been mentioned in the complaint and we will have to investigate the issue further. As soon as we get hold of someone, we will call the complainant for identification.”

Dr Raghuvanshi has claimed to have identified the culprit in the presence of the policemen at the time of filing the FIR, but does not know his name.

Courtesy: Sakal Times


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