Cop thrashes doctor inside ICU, Medicos protest at GMC


Published at June 15, 2017 01:11 AM

Doctors in SHMS hospital Wednesday held a protest demonstration here in Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, against the police official who allegedly thrashed a doctor inside the Medical intensive Care Unit (MICU) during his night shift on Tuesday.

Post-graduate students and resident doctors of SMHS hospital also allege that police officials at police station, Karan Nagar refused to lodge an FIR against the police official who allegedly thrashed the student of GMC.

One of the 2nd year BG students of the GMC who wish anonymity said, “The police officials at Police station Karan Nagar said that they will not go against the police official and refused to take any statement or lodge an FIR,”

The postgraduate student of SMHS hospital Owais Ahmad Wani was allegedly thrashed by a cop whose mother according to the victim was admitted in the ICU on bed number 2.
The students were demanding for the immediate action into the matter and stern action to the police official.

However the students also said that they have closed the OPD section as a part of protest and if the authorities will fail to provide justice to the victim they will go for more strikes and will also close the counter of emergency as well.

The victim Owais Ahmad Wani said, “In the ICU we were treating 5 patients including the police official mother who was suffering from severe pain and fever and was monitored continuously and served by nurses and the doctors in ICU. The police official and attendants were repeatedly insisting me to see the patient and as other attendants, I told the police official to wait outside of the ICU but suddenly he starting beating me in the ICU,” said wani.

Wani also said, “Police official namely Ishaq Ahmad angrily kicked my abdomen and chest”.
Principal GMC Samia Rashid told Rising Kashmir that the elderly mother of the cop was suffering from the strokes but that doesn’t mean that anyone has a authority to beat a doctor on duty.”
However she also said that she has been ensured by the divisional commissioner that an enquiry shall be done into this case.”

Interacting with Rising Kashmir SSP Imtiyaz Ismail said, “The attendant SHO told us that his mother was critical and the doctors were negligent as they were not taking care properly of the patient. However the statement of the beaten doctor was opposing the statement of attendant SHO.”

Meanwhile the President Doctors association Kashmir (DAK), Dr. G. M. Mir has condemned for the action taken by a policeman and use of coercion on a doctor at SMHS Hospital.
Mir said, “These incidents not only demoralize the entire medical fraternity but they also lose faith in the system as the erring persons always go scot free without going through any due punishment.]


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