The government should deploy bouncers to en sure the safety of medical staff, taking a cue from some Mumbai hospitals, say some hospital administrators in Mysuru.
Published: June 12 2017
Mysuru Medical College and Research Institute direc tor Dr B Krishnamur thy said, “Their job is to assess the situation and pacify relatives. If things go out of control, they send out the relatives using `mild’ force. In our state, in bigger hospitals like Krishnaraja and Cheluvamba, there is no such safety for doc tors except security guards,” he added.
The first attack on doctors in Mysuru was reported about four years ago when duty doctors were manhandled by relatives of a septuagenarian man who died days after admission.
Sharath Babu, a medical officer attached to Hosur, was attacked by relatives of a woman who delivered a stillborn on May 30.
While a doctor at KR Hospital reasons that the attacks are due to a lack of facilities, Ravikumar T, president of Mysuru Medical Officers Association, claims the attacks are because doctors fail to communicate properly to relatives.
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