Published:August 30, 2017
KOLKATA: What could have been the most humiliating assault on a doctor, the block medical officer health (BMOH) Debra was allegedly smeared with human excreta on Monday by local goons. The mob also allegedly rained kicks and blows on Dr Rajat Kumar Pal and molested nurses on duty after a patient died.
The health department has sought a report on this. Police has started investigation after the BMOH lodged an FIR with Debra police station.
According to the FIR (a copy of which is with TOI), a pregnant woman Alpona Daswas brought to the hospital on Monday around 9.35 am.
The patient went into labour pain. Anticipating it a complicated case of normal delivery due to a swelling in the head of the fetus, doctors on duty asked the patient’s relatives to shift her to a higher facility. But the family shifted her to a local nursing home only the next morning where a sick baby was delivered.
Moments four men named in the FIR came back along with a mob of about 25 men assaulted dr Anabil Dutta who was on duty. The mob also allegedly assaulted four nurses and a grupd D staff.
“Hearing the commotion BMOH Dr Rajat pal came out of his quarters. He was not spared either the mob chased him and dragged him to the women’s toilet in the hospital and smeared him with human excreta,” said the FIR.
Like in the CMRI case, the accused were local goons who have political connections and were not relatives of the patients. According to hospital sources Sanatan Patra and Robin Pramanik who led the mob operated as touts.
“We have sought a report on the incident from the CMOH. We will initiate whatever action is essential once report reaches swasthay Bhawan,” said Dr BR Satpathi, director of health services.
No arrest has been made so far. Trinamool Congress core committee Debra has distanced itself from the two main accused and has demanded immediate arrest of the accused.
Courtesy: The Times of India
Link – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/mob-assaults-doctor-smears-him-with-human-excreta/articleshow/60294926.cms