Crowd ransacks govt hospital in Thane; manhandles 2 doctors

Thane

Two doctors, including a girl, attached to a government civil hospital in Thane were allegedly attacked by a patient’s relatives on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

    Two doctors, including a girl, attached to a police civil hospital in Thane were allegedly attacked by a patient’s relatives on Wednesday.

    The irate audience of approximately 15-20 people also vandalised a part of the hospital, said police.

    “A boy with an injured hand has been brought to the hospital for treatment. Though the doctor was attending him there was an altercation between the patient’s father and the doctor within the manner in which saline was to be treated,” DCP (Zone-I) Abhishek Trimukhi stated.

    “The argument escalated into a fight and several around 15-20 people ransacked the hospital and also manhandled the doctors,” the officer said, which they afterwards fled the area.

    The doctors who were assaulted have been identified as Javed Shaikh and Dibanaz Ansari.

    On March 22 almost 40,000 doctors in Maharashtra had gone on strike to support their colleagues agitating over regular attacks and the lack of safety in the government agencies.

    The attack was triggered after assault on a resident doctor at Dhule about March 14.

    The doctors had afterwards resumed work after five years following assurance from government that adequate steps will be required to make sure their safety while on duty.