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Trehan, aides stay away from Escorts

Renowned cardiologist Naresh Trehan and his close associates on Wednesday stayed away from the Escorts Hospital claiming that there were no surgeries scheduled for the day.

delhi Updated: May 23, 2007 16:45 IST

Renowned cardiologist Naresh Trehan and his close associates on Wednesday stayed away from the Escorts Hospital claiming that there were no surgeries scheduled for the day.

Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, now being run by the Ranbaxy-promoted Fortis Healthcare, had been witnessing ugly scenes and scuffles since Friday when Trehan was fired from the post of Executive Director citing conflict of interest.

Police also registered a case of vandalism and trespass against Trehan and others when he tried to enter the hospital on Saturday amid strong protests allegedly by his supporters who damaged hospital property.

Trehan and his close associates on Tuesday had to fight their way inside the healthcare institute with the help of the police as the new management had refused entry to dismissed employees.

A day after sacking Trehan, Fortis Healthcare had dismissed Jugal Sharma and K L Sehgal two of the cardiologist's close associates who took care of 'secretarial work.'

The new management at Escorts, that assumed charge on Tuesday, had also sought police protection to maintain peace and tranquility at the hospital, which it claimed was affected due to the presence of Trehan's associates who insisted on accompanying the cardiologist.

The new management at Escorts, which was bought by Fortis Healthcare in September 2005, stuck to the ground that the dismissed employees would not be allowed entry to the hospital.