Patient beaten up by a senior doctor in Medical College in Cuttack

A male patient alleged that he was beaten up by a senior doctor from the nephrology department in the state-run Shriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College for consulting a junior doctor on Thursday.

The patient belongs to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category and is a native of Bargarh district. He said that he was getting treatment under the consultation of the senior doctor for the past four months and had been receiving medicines from the Odisha State Treatment Fund.

The patient said that on Thursday, he had come for further treatment and consulted the junior doctor on duty at the OPD after getting an outpatient ticket. This angered the senior doctor, who, he alleged, kicked and slapped him saying why he did not come on the day when he had outdoor duty.

The man also claimed that the senior doctor tore his outpatient ticket, and added that he has informed the hospital’s superintendent Shyama Kanungo about the incident.

However, the man’s allegations were denied by the senior doctor saying he never assaulted the patient.

The Hospital Superintendent Kanungo has confirmed receiving complaint on the matter.

This is not the first time that there has been a case regarding assault in SCB Medical College Hospital. On May 30, 2017, a case was registered by the police regarding the assault of attendants of a patient by junior doctors of the hospital.

Hyderabad doctor kills himself with the same gun he used to shoot his colleague

Hyderabad:  A brutal dispute between three doctors from Hyderabad turned into bloodbath.  The doctors who ran a hospital together got into a heated argument which climaxed with a shootout inside an SUV car. Dr. Shashi Kumar who is 40 shot himself with the same gun which he used to shoot his colleague Uday Kumar.

The police have been on the lookout for Dr. Kumar since the shooting.  Shashi’s body was found at a friend’s farmhouse that is situated near Hyderabad. They also also found a bottle of poison and a suicide note near the body.

Shashi kumar along with Uday Kumar and Saikumar have been partners in a multi-speciality hospital that opened this month in Hyderabad.  Shashi has invited the other two at a restaurant during lunch hours to discuss the future prospects. When they found the place to be too crowded, the three moved to their parked SUV where they talked and broke into an argument. Dr. Shashi Kumar allegedly then pulled out his gun and shot Uday which nicked Uday’s ear.

According to police officials, the trio had invested a sum of 15 crores in the hospital.  Shashi was upset that the top positions of CEO and managing director had been taken up by Uday Kumar and Sai Kumar.



MBBS students protest against the Rural Posting

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Bangalore: MBBS students have launched a countrywide protest against the Government. ‘Save the Doctor’ campaign is against the mandatory rural posting and the unfair ratio of seats in undergraduate and PG medical courses. The students are backed by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI).

The Government had made it compulsory for the MBBS students to undergo one year rural training in order to sit for their PG entrances. This was done with an aim to improve the healthcare in rural parts.

The students said that they are not against the training but feels that it will make things worse for them. They want the rural training to be a part of their post graduation or training. Another argument put across by students was that the rural areas are in need of specialized doctors and not just MBBS graduates. As a part of the campaign, the students plan to wear ‘Save the Doctor’ t-shirts and black badges, and create awareness through social media.

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