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Video of Ranchi doctor thrashing attendant goes viral, hospital orders probe

The hospital administration on Monday formed a two-member committee to probe the incident and asked it to submit its report in 48 hours.

ranchi Updated: Sep 04, 2018 13:43 IST
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The Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi. (Diwaka Prasad/ HT File Photo )

A probe has been ordered into an incident of a junior doctor of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi allegedly thrashing and chasing off a patient’s attendant after a video of the incident went viral on social media.

The hospital administration on Monday formed a two-member committee to probe the incident and asked it to submit its report in 48 hours.

“We have formed a committee comprising deputy medical superintendent, Dr Sanjay Kumar and deputy director (administration) Girija Shankar to find out the facts. The committee will submit its report in 48 hours,” said Dr RK Shrivastava, director, RIMS.

Sources said the patient was admitted in the emergency ward on Sunday when few of his friends had an altercation with the doctor. “As seen in the video, the doctor was instigated,” said a source from RIMS.

The video shows the junior doctor and the patient’s attendant having an argument about hospital rules and the doctor using expletives and threatening words against the man with a crowd watching the incident. The medico then grabs the man by the collar, beats him up, drags him to the emergency ward gate, leaves him there and goes back inside the ward.

The RIMS director neither revealed the name of the doctor, nor did he deny the involvement of any RIMS doctor in the alleged video. “I cannot comment now,” he said.

First Published: Sep 04, 2018 13:43 IST