Doctor assaulted again,this time in Kolhapur; assailant held

Just a day after resident doctors ended their statewide strike they had called in protest against the attack on their colleague in Solapur by three policemen,a similar incident has come to light in Kolhapur,where a man was arrested and booked for allegedly thrashing a doctor at a hospital following the death of his relative who was brought there in a critical condition.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: January 5, 2014 5:53 am

Just a day after resident doctors ended their statewide strike they had called in protest against the attack on their colleague in Solapur by three policemen,a similar incident has come to light in Kolhapur,where a man was arrested and booked for allegedly thrashing a doctor at a hospital following the death of his relative who was brought there in a critical condition.

Santosh Chavan (29) has been booked under the Maharashtra Medicare Service Persons and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage of Property) Act,2010,for assaulting Dr Vijay Patil,the casualty medical officer at Chhatrapati Pramila Raje (CPR) hospital.

According to Dr Narayan Gade,MARD president in Kolhapur,the patient was in a critical condition when he was brought to the hospital.

“The patient could not be admitted in the intensive care unit since it was full. But primary health services were rendered. Unfortunately,the patient died soon after admission,” said Gade.

Chavan,however,blamed Patil for the death and hit him,Gade added.

Four days ago,a resident doctor in Solapur’s Civil hospital was allegedly beaten up by three policemen,who were later suspended. The Bombay High Court Friday directed the state government to invoke the provisions of the 2010 Act against the policemen and asked the CID to probe the matter.

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