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Doctors manhandled, GNDH seek action against deceased’s kin

punjab Updated: Jun 19, 2016 14:17 IST
HT Correspondent
Guru Nanak Dev Hospital

Victim Dalbir Singh’s family mourning his death. (HT Photo)

The Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) authorities at a press conference held here on Saturday demanded strict action against kin of MC worker Dalbir Singh, who was killed in road accident on Friday, for manhandling two junior resident doctors.

The 54-year-old sanitation worker was hit by a speedy car while he was cleaning a road ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of IIM at Manawala here.

In a counter claim, the relatives alleged that Dalbir died due to the negligence and manhandling of doctors.

Reportedly, the doctors and the victim’s relatives got into a scuffle after the sanitation worker died.

The doctors, later on, also filed a police complaint with the local police officials.

Seeking security, one of the agitated doctors, Dr Gaganpreet Singh said, “We demand an FIR against those who are guilty. We also demand deployment of heavy police force for security of doctors. We have given 48 hours to the hospital

to push the authorities concerned for action against the victim’s kin..” The doctors even asked for installation of CCTV cameras in the building.

Rubbing allegation of negligence during the treatment, protesting doctors said that everything was done according to the required medication.

When asked about the status of police complaint, Dr Ram Sarup, medical superintendent, GNDH, Amritsar said, “We are yet to find out about the police complaint. However, whatever happened is really unfortunate. We will take action against the accused. I had a talk with the DC over the phone, and we will ensure that such things are not repeated in future.”

The meeting was attended by Dr BS Bal, principal, Government Medical College, Amritsar, and a number of agitated senior and junior resident doctors. Notably the incident had created ruckus in the hospital, MC unions.

Meanwhile, MC commissioner Sonali Giri had even paid visit in the hospital and ensured of desired action.