Two protestors (of whom one is handicapped) injured during Friday’s lathicharge were moved to Bombay Hospital from GT Hospital on Saturday after they alleged that they experienced poor treatment and negligent health care at GT Hospital.
The duo was part of the group of protestors who had gathered outside the civic headquarters to protest against the water cut in the city.
Of the two protestors, one is a handicapped man with leg braces and the other is a 50-year-old man who broke his right leg. Virar-based Bhaskar Rane (28), the head of the handicapped division of the NGO, Swabhiman Sanghtana, was injured when the police lathicharged the protestors. He was taken to GT hospital where, he claims, he was kept starving for two days as part of the medical procedure.
The other injured, Goregaon-based Muhammad Umar (50) alleged that after dressing his leg no plaster was put on it, and the dressing was unchanged even after it got dirty. His family claimed that though Umar was bed ridden, there was no catheter attached and he was in great pain whenever he needed to use the toilet. He was transferred to Bombay Hospital following complaints to the NGO staff.