Another Medico on Duty Attacked

Published: 14th January 2016 04:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th January 2016 04:02 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:  In yet another incident, a medical student on duty was attacked allegedly by attenders of patients in a government hospital. On Wednesday, a PG student was assaulted at Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, the hospital sources said. This is the third such incident within a fortnight after which the police booked the miscreants under Tamil Nadu Police Protection Act 2008.

Speaking to Express, Dr Ramesh, Resident Medical Officer (RMO) of the hospital, said Dr Bin Abraham Daniel, a second year post graduation student, who was on duty at the casuality ward was attacked by three people. “They came in for treatment for one of the three people, all were in an inebriated state. They suddenly attacked the doctor, saying the treatment is delayed,” he added. According to police, following the attack around 5 am on Wednesday, Dr Bin Abraham Daniel filed a complaint at Washermenpet-H1 police station.

The case was registered under Tamil Nadu Police Protection Act. Of the three, Rajasekaran, Yuvaraj and Karthikeyan, police remanded the first two and a hunt is on for Karthikeyan, who is absconding. Last week, when one Dr Arul, a PG student of Madras Medical College, was abused verbally by the kin of a patient who tried to attack the doctor, over 200 doctors staged a protest demanding the police and the government to strengthen the security in all the government medical colleges and to book the miscreants who attack doctors or damage hospital property. Earlier on  December 27, police arrested the father of a two-month-old baby, which died at the Institute of Child Health.

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