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GMC doctors assaulted over patient�s death

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 21 � Chaos prevailed at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) today after irate people manhandled doctors and staff besides damaging hospital property following the death of a patient.

Relatives of the deceased, Anirudhha Das (39) of Noonmati, alleged lapse on the part of the doctors, something denied by the latter as totally baseless.

Das was admitted to the emergency ward of GMCH around 11-30 am. �His attendants told us it to be a case of road accident and that he had injury on his leg. But attending doctors found signs of other injuries as well and referred him for further tests like X-ray and CT scan. In the meantime, his condition deteriorated but the attendants got agitated and refused to hear anything and started bashing up the doctors and staff," Kaushik Bhuyan Keot, general secretary of the Junior Doctors' Association (JDA) said.

He said the patient was declared dead at 3-20 pm.

Attendants, however, alleged that there was negligence on the part of the doctors in ensuring timely treatment to the patient.

The irate people also broke a number of glasses of the hospital. Despite intervention from the police, it took a long time to bring the situation under control.

�The disturbance also affected treatment to other patients of the hospital,� Keot said.

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GMC doctors assaulted over patient�s death

GUWAHATI, Sept 21 � Chaos prevailed at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) today after irate people manhandled doctors and staff besides damaging hospital property following the death of a patient.

Relatives of the deceased, Anirudhha Das (39) of Noonmati, alleged lapse on the part of the doctors, something denied by the latter as totally baseless.

Das was admitted to the emergency ward of GMCH around 11-30 am. �His attendants told us it to be a case of road accident and that he had injury on his leg. But attending doctors found signs of other injuries as well and referred him for further tests like X-ray and CT scan. In the meantime, his condition deteriorated but the attendants got agitated and refused to hear anything and started bashing up the doctors and staff," Kaushik Bhuyan Keot, general secretary of the Junior Doctors' Association (JDA) said.

He said the patient was declared dead at 3-20 pm.

Attendants, however, alleged that there was negligence on the part of the doctors in ensuring timely treatment to the patient.

The irate people also broke a number of glasses of the hospital. Despite intervention from the police, it took a long time to bring the situation under control.

�The disturbance also affected treatment to other patients of the hospital,� Keot said.