Priyangi Agarwal| TNN | Updated: Jan 17, 2017, 01.21 PM IST

BAREILLY: When a 32-year-old man visited the community health centre (CHC) at Ramnagar on Saturday night with an injury on his private parts, staff there referred the man to the district hospital by mentioning the cause of the wound as “gunshot”. However, after doctors at the district hospital refused to write in the official record that he had suffered gunshot injuries, the patient allegedly assaulted a ward boy present there and tore up the official record register. After an initial probe on Monday by the joint director (health), officials have filed a police complaint against the man.

Pawan Kumar, a resident of Sirauli, visited the CHC at Ramnagar on Saturday night with what was diagnosed as a simple injury on his private parts. However, as doctors were not present at the centre, a junior staff member referred him to the Bareilly district hospital and mentioned nature of injury as “gunshot” in the letter. The letter from CHC had no signature or stamp.

However, after Kumar consulted doctors at the district hospital on Saturday night, doctors refused to mention in official documents that he had sustained injury from gunshot. “Kumar had a minor injury, but was adamant that doctors should write the cause as gunshot in the official documents. When doctors refused, Kumar physically assaulted a ward boy. He also tore up the official register of the 108 ambulance and created ruckus for one-and-half hours,” said Dr K S Gupta, chief medical superintendent (CMS) at the district hospital. He added that the man probably wanted the wound to be termed a gunshot injury because he wanted to blame someone for attacking him.

After the CMS complained about the matter to senior health officials, joint director (health) Dr Subodh Sharma conducted an initial inquiry on Monday. He met doctors and other staff and took their versions. “Later, I sent an application to Kotwali police station to lodge an FIR against Kumar on the basis of complaint of emergency officer. We have asked police to book Kumar for physically assaulting the ward boy and disrupting government services,” said Dr Gupta. An FIR had not been lodged till the time of filing of this report.

A senior doctor who wished not to be named said, “There is a possibility that Kumar may have forced a junior staff to refer him to the district hospital by citing gunshot wound. As it was a simple injury, it would have been easily treated at the CHC.”

Courtesy: The Times of India
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