Two junior doctors of AIIMS in New Delhi were allegedly beaten up and hospital property damaged by relatives of a patient who died in the hospital past midnight.
Unhappy over the incident, physicians in the premier institute have threatened to disrupt the services.
Trouble erupted in the hospital at around 0000 hours after a 24-year-old patient, who was admitted to the institute on October 12 after an accident, succumbed to injuries.
Angry relatives alleged that the death of the man, who suffered serious spinal injuries, was due to medical negligence and went on a rampage in the premises, smashing window panes and damaging hospital property.
Two resident doctors suffered injuries on their hands and neck in the attack, Resident Doctors Association (RDA) President Dr Kumar Harsh said.
A case has been registered and three persons were detained in this connection, a senior police official said.
Harsh threatened that the RDA will be forced to go on a strike if authorities are not given adequate security in the hospital campus.
"A general body meeting of the RDA is being called. A decision on whether to go on strike will be taken there only," he said.
Harsh said such incidents were recurring in the campus and they will be forced not to attend patients if adequate security is not provided.
Resident doctors at the neighbouring Safdarjung Hospital were on strike for three days from November 1 demanding security at the premises after relatives of a patient manhandled one of the physicians.