After the death of a patient, Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib municipal council's former president Sher Singh has submitted a complaint to the Fatehgarh Sahib SHO to register a criminal case against a doctor of the local civil hospital.
Sher Singh, a senior leader of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, said Lions Club, Sirhind, had organised a blood donation camp at Gurdwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib on Baisakhi day, where a patient suddenly fell unconscious. They immediately called 108 ambulance. The organisers found a mobile phone from the pocket of the patient and contacted his son, Sony.
As ambulance could not reach in time, they took the patient to the civil hospital in a car. A medical officer (MO) present in the emergency ward reportedly started shouting at Nishan Singh and Balwinder Singh, who had brought the patient to the hospital.
As per Sher Singh, the doctor concerned (MO) asked them about their relationship with the patient. They told the doctor that the patient had became unconscious during the blood donation camp.
Sher Singh said the doctor entered into an argument and questioned them that why they organised a camp in gurdwara and not in a hospital. He alleged that the doctor neither admitted the patient in the hospital nor properly treated him.
Around 20-25 minutes later, the patient's relatives reached the hospital and Nishan and Balwinder returned to the camp and told the organisers about the doctor's behaviour. SAD leader and Fatehgarh Sahib SGPC member Karnail Singh Panjoli was also present in the camp and he immediately brought the matter to the notice of the deputy commissioner.
After the camp, when the camp organisers reached the hospital around 1.40 pm, they were informed about death of the patient and the body was taken home by his relatives.
When they met the doctor, he again entered into an argument and allegedly misbehaved with them.
Sher Singh, who is also associated with Lions Club, in his complaint to police alleged that the patient died as the doctor did not provide proper treatment to him. He demanded immediate registration of a case against the doctor. Repeated attempts to contact the doctor proved futile.