A 40-year-old doctor on duty in the emergency ward of the Badshah Khan civil hospital has been assaulted by the attendants of patients over an alleged delay in treatment. The incident took place in the early hours on Sunday and video of the attack soon went viral on social media. Three people have been arrested in this regard.
The doctor was brutally assaulted and suffered severe injuries. According to a complaint lodged by the victim (doctor), the incident occurred at 3 am when the patient was rushed in to the emergency ward with head injuries, they said.
Since the doctor was attending to another person and could not immediately treat the new patient, he was allegedly beaten up by Vineet Kumar, Akshay Khatri and Sachin Panghal, a police official said, adding the accused then fled.
Sharing the video of assault, Dr Rakesh Bagdi requested health minister to take urgent action. “Brutal Attack on Doctor in Civil Hospital Faridabad Haryana! What is going on? Is this the way to deal with health care workers? Requesting again @PMOIndia #doctors central protection act”, he tweeted.