Mob frenzy turns hospital into war zone
A Kolkata hospital was ransacked by a mob after refusing to admit victims of a road accident that killed five and left nine grievously injured on early morning incident on Tuesday.kolkata Updated: Apr 14, 2010 00:01 IST
A Kolkata hospital was ransacked by a mob after refusing to admit victims of a road accident that killed five and left nine grievously injured on early morning incident on Tuesday.
The premises of Peerless Hospital turned into a war zone with policemen opening fire inside the premises. “I have asked IG south Bengal to arrest the culprits. The district magistrate informed that there was some negligence on the part of the hospital authorities. Even that would be investigated,” said home secretary Ardhendu Sen.
The incident was trigerred when the hospital allegedly refused to admit a 14-year old girl, a victim of the accident.
The locals, who had carried the girl to the hospital, rushed her to a nearby nursing home, which too, declined to treat her.
The girl died after the hospital refused again. The mob, then, swept through the reception, emergency, out patients department, blood bank, pathology, discharge unit, X Ray units.
Five cases have been registered including one against the hospital and one against the mob. “Without investigation we can’t say what exactly happened. But who will take responsibility for the loss,” said SK Roy, director of Peeress Hospital.