In a disturbing incident, a doctor at a coronavirus facility in Assam was beaten mercilessly by relatives of a patient who passed away due to the infection.
The kin of the departed alleged that the death happened due to lack of oxygen and blamed the hospital staff for the same.
Dr Seju of Hojai Assam was dragged from house & brutally beaten by mob. He was unable to save the patient bcz of limited resources at PHC. The hatred towards doctors spread by Ramdev are showing it’s result. Govt’s silence on the issue is frustrating. #ArrestQuackRamdev pic.twitter.com/GeJWiUfXfp— Harjit Singh Bhatti (@DrHarjitBhatti) June 1, 2021
They started going around the hospital as the medics tried to run to safety. Dr. Seuj Kumar Senapati had locked himself in a room when people found him and started hitting him with bare hands, as well as bricks and metal dustbin.
A report from NDTV, quoted the doctor as saying:
They ransacked the hospital, we ran for safety. I entered a room and tried to hide but they found me and assaulted me. They snatched my gold chain, my ring and my mobile.
Junior Doctor along with other staff brutally attacked by the patients kin on the pretext of the death of severe covid pneumonia patient in Hojai , Assam today.— Hemant Rajaura (@hemantrajora_) June 1, 2021
IMA condemns the incident. pic.twitter.com/AQq8F0hqbR
The relatives were joined by other locals, 24 of whom have now been arrested. Meanwhile, the video is doing rounds on social media as people condemn the attack.
A doctor was attacked by a group of people in Assam’s Hojai district yesterday, following a COVID patient’s death.— NDTV (@ndtv) June 1, 2021
Indian Medical Association writes to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, requesting him to approve an effective and strong action against violence (ANI) pic.twitter.com/SAm5AqHz7X
Hooligans !!! Dr #SeujKumarSenapati , a fresher out of medical college, was beaten, on his 1st day of duty at a hospital in Hojai, #Assam when a patient died under his watch.— Praveen Angusamy, IFS 🐾 (@PraveenIFShere) June 2, 2021
24 people involved were arrested. The prize paid by a junior doctor for choosing this noble profession. pic.twitter.com/fbhPAJojsV
Indian Medical Association is saddened and anguished to see brutal attack on young and vibrant doctor, Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati. This is the time government should do something to save the morale and health of doctors: Dr JA Jayalal, IMA president#Assam— NDTV (@ndtv) June 2, 2021
#Assam: Doctors at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) staged protest demanding inquiry in an incident where a doctor was attacked by mob in Hojai district yesterday, following a COVID patient’s death#COVID19— NDTV (@ndtv) June 2, 2021
(Photos: ANI) pic.twitter.com/1Qmimej3Nc
The AIIMS Students’ Association strictly criticises the violence against an on duty doctor in Assam and asks for immediate measures to be taken for the same.@drharshvardhan @PMOIndia @AIIMSRDA @FordaIndia pic.twitter.com/LlqJ3kYq4J— AIIMS Students' Association (@AIIMS_SA) June 2, 2021
This is disgusting!!#Assam https://t.co/M2lwCKmiUi— Bhavna Shiv (@bhavnashiv100) June 2, 2021
I feel that we doctors are serving this country at the cost of our lives. But this country does not need it.— Dr. S S PANDIT🇮🇳 (@Dr_ssp12) June 2, 2021
And our government is watching all this like a puppet, not implementing #MedicalProtectionAct@DGPAssamPolice @gpsinghassam @PMOIndia https://t.co/YgYngND6Po
Watch it. Once.— Shaswat Mishra (@Shaswat09) June 2, 2021
You will be ashamed.
That’s the reality of doctor’s in our country.
Imagine working under this constant fear that at any moment you can be thrashed by a mob.
Punishing these people will do no good.
This mentality needs to change.
People need to change. https://t.co/vAg6SGChrS
थाली बजाते हैं मिलकर।।— Dr. Moriarty (@d0cMoriarty) June 2, 2021
Banging utensils on their heads, body and mental health.
ATMANIRBHAR INDIA!! Beating the shit out of that doctor at a Covid centre in Assam. https://t.co/FfElwRtkFP