Three doctors of Delhi hospital injured after being assaulted by patient’s kin
Three doctors of Kuber Hospital in north-west Delhi’s Pitampura suffered injuries on Wednesday afternoon, after they were allegedly assaulted by the family members of a woman, whose newborn died during a Caesarean section procedure at the hospital. The patient’s kin also allegedly assaulted other medical staff and damaged hospital property, police said.
A video of the alleged assault was circulated on social media on Wednesday, eliciting condemnation from net users.
Police said a case of voluntarily causing hurt and wrongful restraint with common intention under relevant IPC sections was registered at the Subhash Place police station against the woman’s family members. A counter complaint regarding the death of the newborn, allegedly due to the negligence of the hospital staffers, was also filed by the woman’s family, deputy commissioner of police (north-west) Usha Rangnani said.
“The body of the baby has been preserved at Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital mortuary. We have requested the Delhi government to constitute a panel of doctors for conducting the autopsy,” said DCP Rangnani.
Dr Kanti Shamsukha of Kuber Hospital, on whose complaint a case was registered, said the baby’s heartbeat was low and the patient’s family was informed about the risks in her having a normal delivery before the operation.