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Denied post-mortem, kin ‘assault’ protesting docs


Denied post-mortem, kin ‘assault’ protesting docs

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, April 15

Denied post-mortem at the Civil Hospital in Bathinda on Monday, family members of a deceased “assaulted” doctors who were observing strike.

Reportedly, the medical fraternity, including doctors from the Punjab Civil Medical Services and the IMA, Bathinda, was on a one-day strike demanding arrest of those who had allegedly assaulted doctors in the emergency unit of the Civil Hospital on Friday.

Later, the police intervened and took away the family members from the protest site.

The medical services at the OPDs, emergency and operation theatre among other units of the hospital remained suspended. As a result patients visiting from the city and far-off villages had to bear the brunt of the strike.

Meanwhile, patients who had been waiting to get treatment at the Civil Hospital came outside the hospital and blocked the Bathinda-Mansa highway. Later, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Gurjit Singh Romana reached the venue and assured the protesters that the post-mortem of the deceased would be conducted. He also announced that both the accused, who assaulted doctors, had been arrested after which the doctors ended their strike.

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