Pimpri: In yet another case of attack on doctors, the relatives of a woman, who was admitted to Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) run Yashvantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital (YCMH), for delivery, assaulted and thrashed a gynaecologist after the stillbirth of a baby boy. The relatives allegedly held the doctor responsible for the death of the child at birth. According to sources at the hospital, the relatives also tried to strangulate Dr Priyanka Patil and pulled her hair besides thrashing her several times. This incident triggered a protest by the resident doctors in the hospital. Following the incident, the resident doctors stopped work to mark their protest against this incident.
According to Pimpri police, Doctor Priyanka Patil (29), resident of resident doctors' quarter YCMH Hospital, filed a complaint against the patient's relatives for assaulting her. The incident took place between 4.30 am to 7 am on Saturday.
The mother of the patient, Nirmala Macchindra Magar (45), and other relatives of the patient, have been booked under various sections of IPC.
As per information released by the hospital, 25-year-old Nilam Umap was admitted for delivery in the maternity ward of YCMH. She delivered a stillborn baby at around 2:30 am. This came as a shock to several relatives, as the baby was alive during the earlier sonography conducted. After coming to know that the baby was not alive, the relatives allegedly thrashed Dr Priyanka Patil, holding her responsible for the death of the baby. They alleged that the doctor did not inform them that the baby was not alive at the time of birth.
Officials of YCMH Hospital claimed that the baby died during delivery as the umbilical cord was wrapped around the neck of the baby. The doctors claimed that such things are not detected during sonography. The authorities claimed that they tried to convince the relatives of the patient but they became out of control.
Meanwhile, the authorities have filed a complaint against relatives for this assault in Pimpri police station. As a result of this, all resident doctors have stopped work to protest against this assault. The healthcare service has been crippled completely after this incident. A similar assault took place just a fortnight ago at YCMH after a patient died during the treatment.