Doctors of Vaniyambadi Government Hospital on Friday staged a protest demanding security for medical personnel. The doctors resorted to this step after an incident of vandalism by the relatives of the victims of the domestic gas cylinder blast on Thursday night.
According to the police, as many as 18 people sustained 20 to 50 per cent burn injuries following a domestic gas cylinder blast at the house of one Laskhmi in Nethaji Nagar in Vaniyambadi around 7 pm on Thursday. The injured were immediately rushed to the government hospital. However, there was only one doctor on duty and this angered them.
Infuriated, they damaged the door of the doctors’ duty room and also pelted stones at the windows of the outpatient room of the hospital. The doctors, who came for duty on Friday morning, staged a protest against the lack of security. However, they withdrew their protest after police officials pacified them. They submitted a petition to Vaniyambadi Police against the miscreants for damaging the hospital property. A case has been registered by police in this regard and investigation is underway.