13 health centers on strike after relatives of patient assault doctor, staff


Apr 19, 2017

AGRA: Thirteen government-run health centers of the rural area in Agra went on strike On Wednesday after relatives of a patient assaulted a senior doctor and two medical staff at the community health center in Bah.

After the attack, 17 doctors and over 50 staff went on strike demanding the arrest of the accused. On late Tuesday night, a group of men assaulted a medical officer, Dr Jitendar Verma, after he referred two road accident victims to S N Medical College, as the victims were bleeding profusely and needed intensive care.

According to chief medical officer of Bah, Dr Dhirendar Kumar, “The relatives of victims were drunk and had directly come from a wedding. The two road accident victims were given first aid and the doctor himself assisted the patient board the ambulance so as to reach S N Medical College as soon as possible, but this infuriated the family members who wanted the patients to be treated in CHC itself.”

“On several occasions, doctors and staff posted in the rural area of Bah have been attacked. We want the police to arrest those involved in assaulting our staff, until then all our 13 health centers will be on strike,” he said.

The entire incident was captured on the CCTV camera of the CHC Bah, and a footage copy has been provided to the police.

According to Pradeep Kumar, station officer of Bah, “We have received a written complaint from victim doctor, who has identified three men. We have sent the doctor for the medical examination to S N Medical College.” He said, “An FIR in the matter is being lodged against three named men (Lalji Tiwari, Navneet Tiwari, Dabu Tiwari and other unidentified persons under Section 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the IPC along with the Hospital Protection Act 13 and 14 for vandalism in hospital and attack on doctors.”

Courtesy: The Times of India


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