Junior doctor accused of beating up patient’s relative at Hamidia Hospital

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2017 10:56:16

Staff Reporter,

Another patient denied treatment, went to a private hospital for treatmen Neither Hamidia Hospital Superintendent, nor GMC Dean responded to phone calls

There was no let up in incidents of beating up of patients’ relatives by junior doctors or denying treatment to the patients. In last two months, such incidents are on the rise despite mega reshuffle of officers and strict monitoring of the senior Government officers. On Saturday morning, when relatives of a patient were denied drugs and even denied meeting with their patients by the doctors at the city’s biggest Government Hamidia Hospital linked with Gandhi Medical College, they complained to the CM helpline and senior officers of the hospital but in vain. There is no check on such shameful incidents at the hospital. Some patients’ family members were not happy with such rigid attitude of junior doctors at hospital. The patient’s name is Dilip, who hails from Vidisha.

Darshan, another relative of a patient who was serious, approached Hamidia Hospital the other day for operation, told that doctors denied operation saying no facility there. He then approached a private hospital for treatment where his patient was operated upon on Saturday. When asked, some patients’ family members pleading anonymity, said “there is no proper care in Hamidia Hospital, neither the doctors nor the hospital Superintendent heard our woes despite several requests”.

When contacted, Tanmay Shah, President of Gandhi Medical College Junior Doctors Association, denied any such incident in which junior doctor beat-up patient’s relative.

“I have got information that no junior doctor beat-up any patient’s family member, he said. No response on phone calls by officers: When contacted Dr Deepak Maravi, Superintendent, Hamidia Hospital, said he did not know any incident of beating-up of patient’s family members by a junior doctor. When contacted Dr M C Songara, Dean, Gandhi Medical College, he did not pick up phone despite many efforts.