Delhi: AIIMS doctor assaulted by patient's relative, FIR lodged

New Delhi, Aug 5: The Hauz Khas police have lodged an FIR on the complaint of a resident doctor posted at the emergency ward of AIIMS that he was manhandled by the relative of a patient.

"We had received the complaint yesterday. The complainant, who is a resident doctor posted at the emergency ward of AIIMS, had also submitted us the footage of CCTV camera of AIIMS emergency... We lodged an FIR today," a senior police officer said.


According to the FIR, Dr Pawan Kumar has alleged that yesterday he was on duty at Ultrasound room, when one Roshan Lal Bhati brought his father at the Ultrasound room at around 10 AM with a requisition for ultrasound KUB (kidney urinary bladder).

"Bhati's father had benign prostatic hyperplasia for which he was operated five years back and was now presented with dribbing of urine. He had dribbing of urine and so we doubted the indication of the ultrasound since he did not have a full bladder sensation.

"I told him to go to the ultrasound requesting doctor for a review of the indication of the ultrasound. I also wrote my mobile number on the ultrasound form for any clarification by the treating doctor," Kumar said in the complaint.

According to the complaint, Bhati then brought along a guard posted at emergency to "request me to do the ultrasound".

"I made him understand that probably the scan is not indicated and even went till the main counter of the surgical casualty to discuss the case with my clinical colleagues.

"The surgical CMO posted there told me that in case of dribbing of urine, the scan is not indicated and we will review the case after foley's catheterisation. But Bhati got abusive and physically aggressive and even slapped me," the complaint said.

AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) has condemned the incident and described it as a "highly condemnable and shameful act" and demanded strict action against the accused.


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