Srinagar, Nov 17: A COVID patient, who is also suffering from acute shortage of oxygen saturation, was allegedly manhandled by a doctor at Chest Diseases Hospital here, local news agency CNS reported on Tuesday.
Family members of the patient alleged: “The patient went to the bathroom for urination but she found all the urinals overflowing and she tried to enter the next bathroom but the concerned doctor locked the bathroom. Despite the multiple requests by the patient to open the bathroom, the doctor refused and pushed away the patient due to which she fell down. When the male attendant of the patient tried to intervene, the concerned doctor dragged him.”
“After manhandling and humiliating the attendant the accused doctor has asked the concerned police station to file a FIR against the patient otherwise the doctor has threatened that medicos will go on a strike in the hospital,” the family members said.
The family members of the patient said that the concerned doctor has put the patient’s life at risk as she can’t remain without oxygen and questioned how they can refrain the patient from using the hospital facility. “The patient is without an attendant while her husband was summoned by the police and kept in the premises of the police station,” they added.
Meanwhile, the family mentioned that the CCTV footage is witness to the incident.
They demanded strict action against the erring doctor doctor.
Despite repeated attempts, Head of Department (HoD) CD Hospital Dr Naveed could not be contacted.