Death due to ?negligence?, hospital staff fire at kin
A mob demanding compensation for the next of kin of a teacher, who lost his life allegedly due to apathy of a nursing home doctor, were indiscriminately fired upon by the staff, resulting in injuries to three persons, in Chamanganj on Monday.Updated: Jan 17, 2006 00:52 IST
A mob demanding compensation for the next of kin of a teacher, who lost his life allegedly due to apathy of a nursing home doctor, were indiscriminately fired upon by the staff, resulting in injuries to three persons, in Chamanganj on Monday.
A Samajwadi Party legislator from Khaga Fatehpur, Mohd Safir, had a close shave in the violence although his constable-gunner was among the injured, while his vehicle damaged.
Panic gripped the area and shutters of all shops were downed as people ran helter-skelter. The chaos on Chamanganj road lasted for nearly two hours and later police pacified the agitated mob outside the Manama Hospital.
Earlier, one Irfan, a teacher by profession, expired at LLR Hospital at 5am on Monday. Soon after getting the information of his death, hundreds of people reached Manama Hospital in Chamanganj, where Irfan was admitted on December 26. One Dr Gaisuddin operated on him for intestinal obstruction. When the condition of Irfan deteriorated, he was referred to LLR Hospital on January 1. Today, Irfan succumbed to complications.
Annoyed over the apathy of the staff and doctor of Manama Hospital, kin and neighbours reached the private hospital and demanded an ex gratia payment of Rs 50,000.
Suddenly, the staff of the nursing home opened indiscriminate fire on the crowd from the terrace of the hospital, in which three persons were injured and were rushed to hospital. The infuriated crowd pelted stones and created ruckus at the place of the incident.
Mohamad Shabir, nephew of Irfan, lamenting the apathy and negligence of Dr Gaisuddin and the nursing home management, said, “I admitted my uncle following complaints of stomach ache at Manama Hospital. Dr Gaisuddin unnecessarily operated on my uncle and when he became serious, was referred to LLR Hospital.”
Md Shabir added, “When doctors at LLR Hospital asked us to get the case history of my uncle, Dr Gaisuddin refused to give it and despite our best efforts he never obliged.”
However, Dr Gaisuddin said, “All allegations against me are baseless. When Irfan was brought to me he was extremely critical and his kin had filled the consent form before the operation for intestinal obstruction on December 28.”
Earlier, after getting the information of violence at Manama Hospital, SP West Awdesh Kumar reached the spot and pacified the crowd.
Later he said, “As the police has witnessed the spat, therefore, we have filed a report for riots but the two sides are working out to resolve to an amicable settlement of the dispute.” When reports last came in, a settlement had been reached between the two parties.