Published : Mar 21, 2017,
Due to unavailability of bed in NICU the patient was referred to Wadia but the same problem was there as well.
Mumbai: Another second year resident doctor, Dr. Sarang Dave, working in the trust-run Wadia maternity hospital was allegedly assaulted by a patient’s kin on Sunday in Parel due to the unavailability of beds in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Angry relatives of a baby with liver malfunction, who could not get admitted at Wadia, caught Dr. Dave by his collars and pushed him. The Asian Age has a copy of the complaint by the doctor while Wadia hospital’s CEO Dr. Minie Bhodhanwala dismissed the news of the alleged attack as a rumour. Mr. Dave has complained to the Directorate of Medical Education & Research Mumbai (DMER).
The incident occurred on Sunday morning wherein an infant was suffering from some liver malfunction and was referred to the state-run J. J. hospital. Due to unavailability of bed in NICU the patient was referred to Wadia but the same problem was there as well. As per Dr. Dave’s complaint letter to the DMER, around 8-10 angry relatives threatened and abused him saying, “If no action is taken within 5 minutes, then you wait and watch what we do, after which all the responsibility of the patient will be on the hospital.” A fearful Dr. Dave said, “After this incident I am not in the state to work in such a fearful condition, hence I am leaving my duty till appropriate safety measures are planned and implemented.”
However, Wadia hospital’s CEO Dr. Minie Bhodhanwala said, “There is a rumour about a resident doctor being beaten up at Wadia hospital. However, the officials of the hospital have clarified that there is no such incident occurred in the hospital.”
Link – http://www.asianage.com/metros/mumbai/210317/another-doctor-attacked-at-wadia-hospital.html