Resident doctors for probe into incident in Amritsar

Posted at: Jul 8, 2017, 1:26 AM; last updated: Jul 8, 2017, 1:26 AM The Resident Doctors Association of Government Medical College has submitted a complaint with the college principal, Dr Tejbir Singh, and demanded that an inquiry should be conducted into the alleged instance wherein one of them was forced to apologise to a few journalists.

The spokesperson of the association, Dr Gagandeep Singh Shergill, said, “A patient with a kidney problem was admitted to the medicine unit. The patient later died. Following the incident, a person who claimed himself to be journalist reached the hospital and misbehaved with a female junior doctor.”
He said the doctor said there were seven or eight persons who were aggressive. The female doctor locked herself inside a room and allowed only one person to enter to talk with her.
Shergill said yesterday those persons reached the hospital in large numbers and senior officials forced the female doctor to apologise to the “journalists”.
The association while apprising the principal of the whole situation demanded from him to inquire into the matter and ensure safety of the working staff.
“It is highly objectionable if some people misbehave with a female doctor and she has to lock herself in a room to ensure her safety,” he said.
“The college management must explain the security measures in place for such a situation,” he added.
Dr Shergill said junior doctors were easily made scapegoats by their seniors and punching bag by patients and their attendants even though they may not be at fault.

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