Junior doctors of KIMS protest against assault on colleagues


Staff Correspondent

Relatives of patient who died allegedly attacked them on Saturday

Junior doctors of the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and Hospital boycotted work and staged a protest here on Sunday. They were agitating against the attack on junior doctors allegedly by relatives of a patient who died at the hospital.

According to hospital sources, Sunil Dayagodi (35), a resident of Dharwad, was admitted to KIMS with a broken limb. The patient was subjected to surgical intervention on Saturday afternoon. Although the operation was successful, Mr. Sunil Dayagodi reportedly developed complications in the evening and died at 9.30 p.m.

Immediately after the news of Mr. Sunil’s death spread, the patient’s relatives came with a group of people to the hospital and assaulted doctors on duty alleging that their negligence had led to the death of Mr. Sunil Dayagodi.

Doctors Vinayak and Sandeep, who are postgraduate students, were assaulted and are undergoing treatment at hospital.

On Sunday morning, the junior doctors assembled on the KIMS premises to register their protest against the incident.

They demanded action against people who had assaulted the doctors. They boycotted work to register their protest.

KIMS Director Vasantha Kamath listened to their grievances and assured them that they would be provided adequate security on the hospital premises.

Later, the junior doctors who boycotted work met the Hubli-Dharwad Police Commissioner. They urged him to provide them protection and sought stringent action against the attackers.

The protesting doctors decided to continue their agitation on Monday also.

The hospital authorities have said that Mr. Sunil Dayagodi, who was injured a month ago, was admitted to the hospital 15 days ago. Earlier he had taken treatment from a traditional medical practitioner. A thorough diagnosis revealed the he had developed serious infection and was subjected to surgery which was successful. However, the patient developed post operative complications and might have died of pulmonary embolism, the authorities said.

A case in this regard has been registered with Vidyanagar police station.


Sunil Dayagodi, a patient, died after surgery on Saturday

His relatives later allegedly assaulted junior doctors, two of them are undergoing treatment


Courtesy: The Hindu


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