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Ruckus in GMCH: Dholia Prosen Borah passes away

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, May 21 � A late night scuffle between some junior doctors and attendants of popular dholia (drummer) Prosen Borah, � who breathed his last at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital late last night � led to disruption of medical services at the GMCH for a brief period during the morning hours today when doctors staged a demonstration against �assault on the on-duty doctors�.

The unruly scenes that were reported in the GMCH premises late last night led to the Health Minister ordering an inquiry into the entire incident, that aims to fix responsibility.

The GMCH authority has also ordered an internal inquiry into the incident.

A popular musician who had performed in numerous stage shows and music albums, Borah was referred to the GMCH by the Nemcare Hospital on Wednesday evening, a few hours after which he was declared dead. Borah, aged about 52 years, was diagnosed for septicemia shock.

While the attendants of the deceased alleged professional misconduct on the part of the doctors attending on Borah, the GMCH authorities were not in the mood to buy the allegation.

Borah�s family complained that no emergency treatment was rendered to the patient for at least three hours in spite of repeated requests made by them.

Rebutting the claim, GMCH Superintendent Dr Ramen Talukdar said, �There was no negligence as far as rendering emergency service to the patient was concerned and utmost care was taken in case of Borah, who was admitted with a very low blood pressure and severe infection. There was no seat available in the ICU. All that could be done was done by the medical staff. We tried our best.�

Dr Talukdar appealed to the public to bring complaints of negligence, if any, to the notice of the administration to help the GMCH serve better. �Such incidents should not disseminate negative vibes among the poor and needy people,� he said.

Meanwhile, the scuffle that followed, resulted in injury to three junior doctors, Dr Dipen Kalita, Dr Pratyush Pal and Dr Sivaji Sarma.

The Junior Doctors� Association of the GMCH during a sit-in demonstration organised this morning, counter-alleged that some of the attendants who accompanied the patient, physically assaulted the on-duty doctors out of the blue. It asserted that there was no negligence.

Earlier today, the Junior Doctors� Association lodged a compliant with the Bhangagarh Police Station.

A case was later registered under Section 4 of the Medical Service Persons and Medical Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Protect) Act 2011 read with Section 447, 353, 323, 427 of the Indian Penal Code.

Meanwhile, fans, admirers and colleagues of the cultural arena paid tributes to the departed soul. From his Kahilipara residence, the body of Borah was taken to the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Jyoti Chitraban, Rabindra Bhawan, DG Music premises and Swahid Nyas before being cremated at the Nabagraha cremation ground.

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Ruckus in GMCH: Dholia Prosen Borah passes away

GUWAHATI, May 21 � A late night scuffle between some junior doctors and attendants of popular dholia (drummer) Prosen Borah, � who breathed his last at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital late last night � led to disruption of medical services at the GMCH for a brief period during the morning hours today when doctors staged a demonstration against �assault on the on-duty doctors�.

The unruly scenes that were reported in the GMCH premises late last night led to the Health Minister ordering an inquiry into the entire incident, that aims to fix responsibility.

The GMCH authority has also ordered an internal inquiry into the incident.

A popular musician who had performed in numerous stage shows and music albums, Borah was referred to the GMCH by the Nemcare Hospital on Wednesday evening, a few hours after which he was declared dead. Borah, aged about 52 years, was diagnosed for septicemia shock.

While the attendants of the deceased alleged professional misconduct on the part of the doctors attending on Borah, the GMCH authorities were not in the mood to buy the allegation.

Borah�s family complained that no emergency treatment was rendered to the patient for at least three hours in spite of repeated requests made by them.

Rebutting the claim, GMCH Superintendent Dr Ramen Talukdar said, �There was no negligence as far as rendering emergency service to the patient was concerned and utmost care was taken in case of Borah, who was admitted with a very low blood pressure and severe infection. There was no seat available in the ICU. All that could be done was done by the medical staff. We tried our best.�

Dr Talukdar appealed to the public to bring complaints of negligence, if any, to the notice of the administration to help the GMCH serve better. �Such incidents should not disseminate negative vibes among the poor and needy people,� he said.

Meanwhile, the scuffle that followed, resulted in injury to three junior doctors, Dr Dipen Kalita, Dr Pratyush Pal and Dr Sivaji Sarma.

The Junior Doctors� Association of the GMCH during a sit-in demonstration organised this morning, counter-alleged that some of the attendants who accompanied the patient, physically assaulted the on-duty doctors out of the blue. It asserted that there was no negligence.

Earlier today, the Junior Doctors� Association lodged a compliant with the Bhangagarh Police Station.

A case was later registered under Section 4 of the Medical Service Persons and Medical Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Protect) Act 2011 read with Section 447, 353, 323, 427 of the Indian Penal Code.

Meanwhile, fans, admirers and colleagues of the cultural arena paid tributes to the departed soul. From his Kahilipara residence, the body of Borah was taken to the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Jyoti Chitraban, Rabindra Bhawan, DG Music premises and Swahid Nyas before being cremated at the Nabagraha cremation ground.