After assaulting by relatives of patient the doctors at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) went on strike on Thursday. Three resident doctors were allegedly assaulted by relatives of a three-year-old girl who died after being brought to the hospital in a critical condition.
“The three-year-old girl was brought in the paediatrics ward in a critical condition and the family was told that her chances of survival was grim. She passed away at around 5 a.m. following which her parents called up their relatives, who after arriving, attacked the resident doctors on duty,” a senior resident doctor from the hospital told Healthlive.
Dr.Ravinder, General Secretary, FORDA told, at the time of incident the security guards ran away and the CCTV cameras installed at the hospital premises were also not working. The doctors injured and one of them beaten on his arm. The relatives also bit one of the doctors on his arm during the alleged assault as he added.
According to the doctor, after the incident, around 1, 200 resident doctors have gone on strike. He said that the strike will be on till the hospital administration agrees to enhance security in the hospital and arrest all accused of the assault.
“We have asked number of times for upgrading the security in the hospital premises in terms of number of guards and installing CCTV cameras. But there is no any action taken on this said Dr.Ravinder.