JORABAT, Oct 5 - A chaotic situation prevailed at the 200-bed district civil hospital at Sonapur, when an irate public went on the rampage alleging that proper treatment was not given to a girl who had been admitted for treatment of stomach pain.
The guardians of the school student, Pronita Mazumdar (14), alleged that she was admitted to the hospital around 3 pm, but for two hours no treatment was given to her even as she lay in excruciating pain. Treatment was given to her only after 5 pm.
After getting wind of this, a section of the public gathered at the hospital and went berserk, breaking tables and chairs. They alleged that the doctor concerned, Dr Kalpajyoti Saikia, instead of attending on the patient was just using his mobile phone, and that after 5 pm he asked her parents to take her to the GMCH. This further infuriated the public.
The doctor, however, said that the hospital lacked many facilities and equipment as it is new, and the advice to take the patient to the GMCH was given keeping her wellbeing in mind. But the public alleged that the 108 ambulance by which the girl was to be taken to the GMCH, did not even have the facility to provide oxygen to a patient.
The doctor alleged that many people attacked him physically. CRPF personnel were later called in to control the situation. Meanwhile, the Dimoria AASU unit flayed the absence of basic equipment at the hospital.