Assault on NRS doctors sparks govt doctors' strike in Bengal
Relatives of a 75-year-old patient who died of heart attack at NRS Hospital on Monday night beat up junior doctors, resulting in serious injuries to two of them and sparking off a multi-hospital junior doctors' agitation of a scale not seen in Bengal in the recent past.

The junior doctors' cease-work crippled health services in all major government-run hospitals in the state on Tuesday. The agitation now threatens to spread to private hospitals as well, with several top city hospitals likely to keep their outpatients' departments shut on Wednesday.

The trouble started with the death of Tangra resident Md Sayeed. He was admitted after a heart attack and suffered a second attack at the hospital in front of his relatives on Monday night. Junior doctors injected life-saving drugs but failed to control his irregular heart-beat.

Doctors on Tuesday said the heckling began immediately after Sayeed's death. His relatives and neighbours blamed doctors for the death and demanded they furnish their identity cards and write down the names of medicines that were administered. Cops were present but failed to rein in the agitators, doctors said, adding that they started escorting the agitators away only after other doctors came to the hospital from the hostel on the same campus.

Two truckloads of people came to the hospital some time later, around 11pm, after getting calls that the hospital was not releasing Sayeed's body. They beat up more than 20 doctors. Two of them, Paribaha Mukhopadhyay and Yash Tekwani, were hit by bricks. Mukherjee suffered a depressed fracture in the skull and had to undergo surgery at a private hospital. Tekwani suffered fractures in ribs and the spine. Doctors said both were out of danger.

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/assault-sparks-govt-doctors-strike-in-bengal/articleshow/69748729.cms
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Something really needs to be done. Either the mindset of people or the law has to change. This can' t be tolerated.
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Something really needs to be done. Either the mindset of people or the law has to change. This can' t be tolerated.
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Dr. VK p●●●●●●r Anaesthesiology
Very sad to know of the most inhumanly incidence of violence .most stringent action must be taken against culprits
Jun 15, 2019Like