Docs beat attendant, damage property

29 October, 2016

SRINAGAR, Oct 28: A couple of doctors today allegedly thrashed an attendant and damaged hospital property at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital here after the latter accused them of medical negligence.
Reports said that the erring medicos in Ward number 6 of SMHS beat an attendant from Narbal area of Budgam district over alleged negligence charge by him while discharging the attendant’s mother. The doctors according to eyewitnesses even broke the cell phone of an attendant who was filming them.
“The doctors forcibly shifted my ailing mother from Emergency to Ward 6 despite my opposition. A patient from Qazigund died in the ward 6 while no doctor was available there. When I raised hue and cry about the negligence of doctors, a doctor slapped me on my face. I also pushed him while the matter was subsided after the intervention of some attendants”, said an attendant Javaid Ahmad.
“To my utter surprise, the said doctor arrived in the ward with a couple of doctors who went on rampage there. They not only thrashed me but also damaged the heating system and smashed the windowpanes of the hospital ward,” said Javaid.
Medical Superintendent Dr Nazir Chowdhary refused to comment on the issue while the erring doctors could not be contacted. However, a police officer confirmed that doctors have thrashed the attendant and caused damage to hospital property and smashed the cell phone of a youth. “…We are looking into the matter. Justice will be delivered to the victim,” he said.