Updated: October 15, 2021 8:07:12 am
Three doctors at a Pitampura hospital were allegedly harassed and assaulted by family members of a pregnant woman after her baby died during an emergency C-section on Wednesday.
Police said the incident took place at Kuber Hospital and Urology Centre in Northwest Delhi when the assailants had come to visit the woman. A case has been registered against 4-5 family members based on a complaint by one of the doctors. They were detained briefly before being released, said police.
CCTV footage and videos of the incident posted on social media by doctors show a group of men and women hurling abuses at a doctor. The doctor is seen walking near a room when the family waylays and manhandles him. Later, they are seen fighting and pushing each other. Doctors alleged the family also slapped another doctor and manhandled a female doctor.
DCP (Northwest) Usha Rangnani said, “We received a PCR call about the death of a newborn baby due to alleged medical negligence. At the hospital, we found that a woman was admitted on Tuesday. She was over eight months pregnant and needed an emergency C-section.” Senior officers said as the woman had some health complications, doctors performed a C-section, but the baby died. “The family had a heated argument and fought with doctors. They also tried to damage the hospital,” said DCP Rangnani.
Based on the complaint and MLC, a case was registered against the family members under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (grievous hurt) and Section 4 of the Delhi Medicare Service Personnel and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Act, 2008.
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