September 23, 2023

Drunk patient attacks doctor at Kerala hospital, arrested

Almost a week after a woman doctor was stabbed to death by a patient in Kerala, another patient attacked house surgeon at the Ernakulam Medical College in the State, police said on Tuesday adding that the assailant has been arrested. The second attack took place on Monday by a person identified as Doyal, a resident of Vattekunnu who had reached the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in an accident.

“The incident happened at 10:50 pm last night (May 15). Dr Irfan Khan, the house surgeon, was attacked. Doyal had come to the medical college for treatment after being injured in an accident,” P R Santhosh, Circle Inspector of Police said. “On getting information, more policemen reached the spot. He was then forced into a police jeep and taken to the police station,” he added.
Dr Irfan who was attacked said, “I was on duty as a house surgeon at that time. The patient was drunk and was rude to us without any provocation after which he slapped me and threatened to kill me while I was treating him, police said. “Immediately after the incident, I complained to my superiors. They filed a case with the police,” Dr Irfan said. The accused has been booked under non-bailable sections of the Hospital Protection Act.
Earlier, a doctor on duty was murdered when a 42-year-old patient she was treating stabbed her with surgical scissors at the Kottarakkara taluk hospital where he was brought by police for treatment The 23-year-old doctor Vandana was shifted to KIMS hospital in Thiruvananthapuram where she succumbed to her injuries. Kerala’s Kottarakkara magistrate court on Wednesday remanded accused G Sandeep for 14 days in the house surgeon Dr Vandana Das murder case. (ANI)