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A PG doctor was assaulted by the relatives of a patient who died during treatment, thus creating high tension in Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science and Research (VIMSAR).

15-year Farheen Khatun from Bisra in Rourkela was suffering from rheumatic heart disease and was referred to VIMSAR from Ispat General Hospital (IGH), Rourkela. Three days back, the patient was brought to VIMSAR and shifted to ICU on Sunday evening as her condition worsened.

The junior doctor, in charge of the ICU, informed Farheen’s mother Sabina Khatunon Tuesday about her daughter’s death. Sabina confronted the doctor Ananta Narayan Patra and said that her daughter died due to their medical negligence. She apparently assaulted Patra and after this she wasn’t allowed to enter the ICU to see her daughter as doctors there were trying to resuscitate her through CPR.

The doctor immediately informed superintendent of the hospital Jayshree Dora and a complaint was lodged with Burla police and they arrested Sabina. Farheen’s family members alleged that when they came to take the body, the doctors threatened them of getting arrested and did not cooperate even though everyone including Sabina apologized constantly.

Members of the junior doctor association (JDA) condemned attack on the PG doctor during a meeting of the law and order committee of VIMSAR. They submitted a memorandum to the superintendent of the hospital asking for security for them.

Head of JDA, Sanjeev Mishra said that it is one more unfortunate episode of violence against a doctor on duty. The government should take strictactions to prevent such occurrences in future. IIC of Burla Police outpost, BB Bhoi said that Sabina was permitted to leave after interrogation. But, a case has been registered against her.

Source: The New Indian Express

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