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Posted at: Apr 17, 2018, 12:28 AM; last updated: Apr 17, 2018, 12:28 AM (IST)

Resident doctors strike work at Tanda college

Accuse patient’s attendants of manhandling woman doc

Accused were in inebriated state

  • The incident took place around 10 pm on Sunday when an accident victim from Shahpur was being attended upon by resident doctors in the surgical ward. The doctors asked the patient’s attendants to go out of the ward. However, the attendants, who were drunk, allegedly misbehaved with a woman resident doctor and obstructed others from doing their duty.
Resident doctors strike work at Tanda college
Resident doctors protest against the alleged mishandling of a woman resident doctor by the attendants of a patient at the Tanda medical college on Monday. Photo by writer

Ashok Raina

Kangra, April 16

Resident doctors of Dr Rajinder Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, on Monday struck work for two hours and staged a demonstration outside the Principal’s office against the alleged manhandling of a woman resident doctor by the attendants of a patient. The accused were in an inebriated condition.

Dr Girish Sharma, president of the Resident Doctors’ Association, Tanda, alleged that the incident took place around 10 pm on Sunday when an accident victim from Shahpur was being attended upon by resident doctors in the surgical ward. The doctors asked the patient’s attendants to go out of the ward. However, the attendants, who were drunk, allegedly misbehaved with a woman resident doctor and obstructed others from doing their duty.

He said they reported the matter to the police. The accused have been arrested and booked under Sections 107 and 151 of the CrPC.

Doctors, however, struck work for over two hours demanding that the accused be booked under Section 353 of the IPC and relevant sections of the Mediperson Act. The protesting doctors said security for doctors be beefed up on the hospital premises.

They called off their strike after an assurance from the authorities concerned that their demands would be looked into.

SDM, Kangra, Seshi Pal Negi said an FIR under Section 353, 186, and 34 of the IPC had been registered.

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