Hyderabad: Post graduate doctors treating COVID-19 patients at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad, staged a protest following an attack on a junior doctor by two attendants of a patient. The PG doctors, on Tuesday, sat in front of the hospital demanding for special police protection. This is not a standalone incident. In April, a PG doctor on duty was attacked by a COVID patient.
Meanwhile, The facts of the case are, A 55-year-old male Covid-19 positive patient, with respiratory issues was admitted 3 days ago to Gandhi Hospital. He was undergoing treatment in the Acute medical ward. The doctors explained to the patient's family about his poor prognosis. "Despite of this, the patient went to the washroom by removing CPAP mask, he suffered a cardiac arrest. The patient died at around 7.30 pm, on Tuesday, in-spite of resuscitation. As a result of this, the patient attendants attacked a post graduate doctor on duty, they used a plastic chair against the doctor. They also picked up an iron stool against him, but fortunately he moved away" said a PG doctor on protest.
#JUSTIN: Post graduate doctors at Gandhi Hospital, staged a protest on June 9th, following an attack on a Jr doctors by two attendants. Reportedly the attendants attacked the Jr doc after he declared a patient dead. pic.twitter.com/Rg48sDcDDJ
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The PG doctors on protest refused to join duties until, the issue is addressed by the higher authorities. They demands include, A Special security force for doctors at all emergencies as assured earlier by government. Decentralization of Covid cases from Gandhi to all other hospitals similar to other states. And transparency over the actions taken for the similar incidents that happened earlier through media.