Birpara: A resident of Birpara tea garden was arrested on charges of beating a doctor on emergency duty at Birpara State General Hospital in Alipurduar district of West Bengal. The man is accused of assaulting a doctor on duty at the hospital’s emergency department at 12:15 p.m on Monday.
Birpara SG Hospital Superintendent, Kaushik Ghadai alleged the youth of beating the doctor of the emergency department and tearing the emergency register book. Birpara police station in-charge Paljor Bhutia said that the accused youth was arrested on Tuesday. He will be sent to court on Wednesday.
According to sources, a resident of Birpara tea garden was injured when an elephant attacked him on his way to Malangi village on a motorcycle on Monday night. He was then taken to Birpara SG Hospital. The patient’s relatives complained that the doctor on duty started treating him but expressed indignation over how to treat the patient without touching him. After this, the patient party attacked the doctor.
Hospital doctors, nurses and health workers are outraged by these frequent attacks on doctors and health workers. They often complain of being harassed. Coincidentally, a doctor was also beaten by the patient’s party on the 3rd September. Doctors, nurses and health workers staged a silent procession in Birpara to protest against the attacks on doctors.
According to hospital sources, anti-social, drunken people stays around the hospital premises throughout the year. Hospital officials alleged that the persons who came with the patient on that night were also intoxicated.
The superintendent of the hospital Kaushik Ghadai said, “This kind of incident is very reprehensible. How can we treat patients if the doctor is not safe? Let us ensure security first.”