Drunk patient attacks doctor at Kerala hospital, arrested

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Almost a week after a woman doctor was stabbed to death by a patient in Kerala, another patient attacked a 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.

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