Doctors protest assault, shut down NRS emergency


Published: September 5, 2017

KOLKATA: Junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital shut down the ho spital’s emergency department and held a sit-in demonstration to protest against the alleged assault of a doctor on duty on Monday afternoon by relatives of a patient who died at the hospital.
The patient’s kin complained of negligence on the hospital’s part, and scores of patients had to return from the emergency ward without treatment.

Mullickbazar resident Ajay Mullick, 19, who was reportedly suffering from malaria, died at the hospital at around 3pm. According to his family members, Mullick had first been taken to another government hospital on Sunday, which refused to admit him. He was then taken to the Beliaghata ID hospital.He was brought to NRS around 9am on Monday, after his condition worsened.

Relatives alleged that Mullick was vomiting, but the doctors did not attend to him initially.

He had to wait for quite some time, after which the doctors finally came.

The relatives and kin alleged they wanted Mullick to be released because they wanted to shift him to another hospital, but the NRS authorities allegedly did not release him.

Mullick died around 3pm.After this, his relatives turned furious and some of them allegedly assaulted the onduty junior doctors. The doctors closed the emergency section and sat in protest.

West Bengal Medical Council president Nirmal Maji visited the hospital and spoke to the agitating doctors. “I have asked them to withdraw the agitation for the sake of the people,” he said.

Several patients had to return without treatment.

 NRS deputy superintendent Dwaipayan Biswas did not comment on the charges of negligence. “Some doctors were assaulted.The health department is looking into the matter.”
Courtesy: The Times of India
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