Delhi: 3 doctors attacked by relatives of patient after baby dies during cesarean section
Three doctors at a Pitampura hospital were reportedly harassed and assaulted by family members of a pregnant woman after her baby died in an emergency cesarean on Wednesday.
Police said the incident took place at Kuber Hospital and Urology Center in northwest Delhi when the attackers came to visit the woman. One case was registered against 4-5 family members based on a complaint filed by one of the doctors. They were held briefly before being released, police said.
CCTV footage and videos of the incident posted on social media by medics show a group of men and women cursing at a doctor. The doctor is seen walking near a room when the family harasses and abuses him. Later, they are seen fighting and pushing each other. Doctors alleged that the family also slapped another doctor and mistreated a female doctor.
DCP (Northwest) Usha Rangnani said: “We have received a PCR call regarding the death of a newborn baby due to suspected medical negligence. At the hospital, we found that a woman had been admitted on Tuesday. She was over eight months pregnant and needed an emergency Caesarean. Senior officers said the woman had health complications, doctors performed a Caesarean section, but the baby died. “The family argued and fought with the doctors. They also tried to damage the hospital, ”said DCP Rangnani.
During this time, the body was transferred to BSA Hospital for an autopsy. The injured doctors were transported to the same hospital and a forensic record was drawn up.
Based on the complaint and the MLC, a case was registered against the family members under sections 323 of the IPC (willfully causing injury), 341 (serious injury) and section 4 of the institutions of the Delhi Personal and Health Insurance Services (Prevention of Violence and Property Damage) Act, 2008.