Medical students call for cease work protest


Cuttack: Demanding immediate arrest and stringent action against the attendant of a patient for allegedly attacking a doctor on duty, post graduate students and house surgeons of the SCB Medical College and Hospital here have staged a cease work following which health services at the premier medical institution got adversely affected.

Medical services got hit at the Casualty, Emergency and intensive care units (ICUs) of this foremost government hospital.

A complaint has already been lodged at the Mangalabag Police Station on Monday by the agitators regarding the incident.

As per the complaint, one patient from Jagatsinghpur, Malati Mohanty, was admitted to the TB Ward where she succumbed to her treatment on Monday following which her irate kin allegedly assaulted a junior doctor named Sameer Ranjan Behera alleging medical negligence.

PG Doctors’ Association president Pritam Kar has demanded immediate arrest of the accused and strict action against as per Medical Protection Act and strengthening the security arrangements.

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