Published On : Mon, Aug 25th, 2014

Patient, his relatives abuse, thrash doctors on duty at GMCH’s Emergency Ward; booked

Nagpur News: In yet another incident of scuffle between doctors and patients and their relatives has come to the fore. A young doctor and his associates working at GMCH’s Emergency Ward were abused and thrashed by the patient and his relatives on Sunday night.

According to police, Dr Pawan Parasnath Singh (26), staying in MARD Hostel in the premises of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), was on duty at Casualty or Emergency Ward on Sunday. At about 2215 hours, the patient Natthuji Durudkar, accompanied by two relatives, arrived at the Emergency Ward. After a check-up, Dr Pawan Singh and his associates sent the patient to ICCU Ward 24 for ECG and further check-up purpose. However, when the patient Natthuji Durudkar and his relatives went to ICCU Ward 24, they were informed of no availability of ECG paper in the Ward. Outraged over the lacuna, the patient and his relatives returned to Emergency Ward and started arguing with the doctors. The situation took the worst turn when the accused resorted to abusing and thrashing Dr Singh and his associates with fisticuffs and kicks and creating hurdles in Government duty.

Ajni PSI Dhobe, on the basis a complaint lodged by Dr Singh and his associates, has booked the accused patient Natthuji Durudkar and his relatives under Sections 353, 323, 34 of the IPC and is investigating the matter further.