Mumbai: As many as 75 per cent of resident doctors in Mumbai are said to have applied for leave after one of their colleagues was allegedly assaulted by relatives of a patient, who lost his life after being admitted. After the assault on doctors many colleagues hold silent protest and demanded security while working at hospital. Police have arrested 3 people into this connection who assaulted doctors on Saturday.
According to the police, the incident took place on Sturday when a patient, Rekha Ghavari (60) was suffering from chronic kidney disease and was brought to the hospital in a serious condition at 12.11 a.m. on Saturday. Ghavariwas was suffering from severe fluid retention when she was brought in hospital. She was was put on dialysis on Saturday morning but her condition continued to deteriorate and died.
When the Dr. Rohit Kumar (First year medical resident doctor) informed about the death of Ghavariwas to the relatives, the relatives in anger allegedly assaulted Dr. Rohit Kumar at Sion Hospital. The security guard in the hospital stopped them and police was called. An FIR was immediately lodged and three people were arrested in this connection. This is the third such incident in the week where a doctors were attacked.
Following the incident, a large number of resident doctors across Mumbai and some parts of Maharashtra applied for leave. The health services in Dhule and Nashik may be hit adversely. Many resident doctors from Mumbai are on Silent protest ourtside Sion. Other resident doctors from KEM, JJ and Nai is said to joint the protest.
Earlier on March 13, a video footage of a doctor being brutally assaulted at a government hospital went viral on social media, showing a crowd, which included relatives of patients. The incident happened on March 12 night and nine people were arrested.