A strife broke out between junior doctors and relatives of a patient who died of medical negligence at NRS Medical College and Hospital on Sunday morning. The incident affected the health services at the emergency department of the hospital for some time. Junior doctors and relatives of the deceased accused each other of beating them up. Some of the doctors claimed that a lady doctor was roughed up by the agitated people.
Senior police officers reached the spot and held two persons for creating chaos on the hospital campus. One Pervej Hossain, a resident Topsia was taken to NRS Medical College and Hospital after he complained severely of chest pain. The doctors at the emergency department decided to admit the patient after a thorough check-up. The family members of Hossain alleged that the patient whose condition was serious had been kept waiting for a long time outside the CT scan room.
This deteriorated his condition, claimed his relatives. It was alleged that the patient was administered an injection following which he died. As the news of his death spread, his family members who were outside the hospital stormed into the emergency building and allegedly heckled some junior doctors on duty. Read This – Cong to support TMC in setting up Panchayat boards at Malda They alleged that the patient died due to sheer medical negligence. As a scuffle broke out between the deceased’s relatives and junior doctors, the hospital authorities closed the emergency gate for a few minutes.
The family members of the other patients staged a demonstration outside the emergency ward as it remained closed for sometime. A youth who suffered head injuries was allegedly denied admission. The family members took the injured victim out of the hospital campus on a stretcher and put him on the road. They staged a protest demonstration on the road with the injured victim. After senior police officers intervened, the patient got admission to the hospital. Normalcy was restored through the intervention of the hospital authorities. The junior doctors urged the police administration to arrest the accused who had assaulted them. Police have started a probe