Rajkot Civil Hospital doctors on flash strike


Jul 2, 2015.

RAJKOT: Over 150 resident doctors at Rajkot Civil Hospital went on a flash-strike from Tuesday late night allegedly after a patient’s relatives man-handled some resident doctors in hospital premises. The doctors demanded more security at the hospital. Cross-complaints were filed by a doctor and a relative of the patient with local police station.

Dr Mayur Patel, 26, resident doctor at the Civil Hospital, lodged a complaint against Yogesh Thakar (30), the patient’s son-in-law and resident of Popatpara area.

Thakar also filed a complaint against some doctors. Patel’s complaint alleged that when he was on duty at ward number 10, two persons including Thakar came at the emergency OPD and started behaving rudely with doctors.

One of the persons accompanying Thakar started clicking photos of Dr Payal Shah from his mobile phone which he and his colleagues opposed. But the man got angry and slapped Patel twice. When two of his colleagues intervened, Thakar and his men assaulted them too.

Sources said, following the commotion, hospital staff gathered at the emergency OPD and police was called in.

Thakar was booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and others. However, Thakar alleged in his counter complaint that Dr Mayur Patel, Dr Suthar, Dr Rakesh and others had beat him up. A case under various sections of IPC including 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) was registered against the doctors.

“My mother-in-law Meenaben complained of chest pain at around 11pm. So, we came to civil hospital for her treatment. We took her cardiogram report and showed Dr Mayur Patel but he got angry and he called up other staff members and beat me up. I was rescued by my wife Komal and brother-in-law Nirav Joshi,” Thakar alleged in his complaint.

Meanwhile, Dr D J Vatsraj, superintendent of civil hospital, said that they have made arrangement of doctors from other government hospitals to ensure that patients do not suffer.

Courtesy: The Times of India


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