Three doctors of Pitampura hospital were allegedly harassed and assaulted by the family members of a pregnant woman after a pregnant woman’s baby died during an emergency C-section on Wednesday.
Police said the incident took place at the Kuber Hospital and Urology Center in northwest Delhi when the attackers had come to meet the woman. On the complaint of the doctor, a case has been registered against 4-5 members of the family. Police said he was briefly detained before being released.
CCTV footage and videos of the incident posted on social media by doctors showed a group of men and women abusing a doctor. The doctor is seen walking near a room when the family members are manhandling him. Later they are seen fighting and pushing each other. The doctors allege that the family also slapped another doctor and assaulted a female doctor.
DCP (Northwest) Usha Rangnani said, “We received a PCR call about the death of a newborn baby due to alleged medical negligence. At the hospital we found that a woman was admitted on Tuesday. She was over eight months old. She was pregnant and needed an emergency C-section.” Senior officials said that since the woman had some health complications, doctors performed a C-section, but the baby died. DCP Rangnani said, “There was a heated argument between the family and the doctors, they even tried to damage the hospital.”
Based on the complaint and the MLC, a case has been registered against the family members under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (grave hurt) of the IPC and section 4 of the Delhi Medicare Service Personnel and Medicare Service Institutions. violence and damage) it was done. Property) Act, 2008.