An Orthopedic doctor of Dhule Civil hospital in Maharashtra, was thrashed by his patient’s relatives on Tuesday after a quarrel over alleged medical negligence. Doctors have now demanded strict security in hospital premises with rising incidents of doctor-patient friction.
According to hospital sources, a patient with head injury was admitted who was further referred to tertiary level hospital for the need of a neurosurgeon. “The patient’s relatives got angry when referral was made and started beating up the orthopedic doctor with rods and cots,” a resident doctor told The Indian Express.
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Dr Rohan Mamorkar suffered chest injuries, swollen eye, and severe injuries on skull and abdomen. He is currently admitted in Jupiter hospital in the city.
A video footage grabbed by CCTV camera shows a group consisting of over 30 men thrashing the doctor in the hospital ward. Few enraged relatives even climbed on hospital cots. A case has been registered with the local police station and nine arrests have been made so far.