Akash Nayek (18), a resident of Southern fringes of the city was brought to the hospital on Monday after he was suffering from high fever and gastroenterological problems. The victim’s father Laxman Nayer is the group D staff of the hospital.
The family members of the victim alleged that the doctors did not pay any heed when his condition deteriorated. They alleged that the doctors were glued to their cell phones despite the repeated pleas of the family members. The relatives of the patients alleged that the doctors refused treatment.
Following the incident, the deceased’s family members on Tuesday staged demonstration at the hospital demanding a high level inquiry into the incident. The police personnel from the hospital police post rushed to the spot to pacify the mob. But the agitators refused to lift the protest movement.
They told the police that the movement would not be lifted until the senior hospital officials give them assurance about an independent inquiry. The police later brought the situation under control.
The demonstration was also lifted following assurance from the police.
It may be mentioned that the few days ago an agitation had hit the health services at the only state run super-speciality hospital, SSKM, after junior doctors were attacked by some relatives of a patient.
The junior doctors organized demonstration at the administrative block demanding adequate security arrangements inside the hospital. The junior doctors withdrew their agitation after the top officials of the state health department had assured that their demands would be looked into.
The junior doctors said that they cannot extend health services amidst fear of being attacked.
In a number of occasions, junior doctors and interns have been attacked by the relatives of the patient in various state run hospitals.