Delhi: Mob manhandles doctors, nurses after death of woman, child

Delhi: Mob manhandles doctors, nurses after death of woman, child

New Delhi: A mob of around 100 people allegedly manhandled doctors and nurses of a hospital in Khichripur in East Delhi following the death of a woman and her new born child.

After the attack yesterday, agitated resident doctors and nurses at Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital suspended work demanding proper security arrangements for the staff.

Narrating the incident, Dr Adarsh Kumar, Medical Superintendent today said that at around 4 AM yesterday, a pregnant woman referred by some nearby maternity home was admitted in the hospital.

On examination, the doctors found that the baby had already died in the uterus.

"Our doctors explained the situation to the pregnant woman's relatives and induced the labour. At around 2 PM, she delivered the dead child. After delivery some complications arose as the patient was bleeding profusely and had got Septicaemia. We tried to revive the women but she died," Kumar explained.

He said that after 20 minutes of her death, a mob came and attacked the labour room of the hospital. The mob also manhandled the doctors and nurses, Kumar said.

"The agitated staff then suspended their work demanding proper security system. Most of the staff has returned to duty," Dr Kumar said.

"Additional Commissioner of Police Dinesh Gupta and station house office of Kalyan Puri police station Arvind Kumar came to the hospital to discuss the issue and on the need to set up a police post in the main casualty area of the hospital. They have assured us that the police post would be set up soon," said Kumar.

Additional Commissioner of Police Dinesh Gupta said that a case against unknown persons has been registered at Kalyan Puri police station though no arrests have been made so far.


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