Doctor attacked by patient’s kin in Odisha, admitted to ICU

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Balasore, Aug 19:

A doctor of Balasore district headquarters hospital was critically injured after kin of a patient, who died at the medical, reportedly attacked him today.


The victim, identified as medicine specialist Dr Bharat Samal, has been admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU), sources said.

According to reports, the patient, hailing from Balgopalpur here, was admitted to the hospital yesterday. However, it was decided to shift the patient to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after his health condition deteriorated.

Dr Samal examined the patient in the ambulance before being shifted to Cuttack and declared him dead. Alleging that negligence in treatment led to the death, the relatives of the patient attacked the doctor with an iron rod at his head.

The doctor sustained grievous head injuries in the attack and was admitted to ICU.

The incident comes a day after family members of a patient ransacked Puri district headquarters hospital and allegedly manhandled some doctors.

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