2 attendants arrested
Srinagar July 21: Police on Tuesday arrested two attendants after they allegedly beat up a Nursing Officer at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.
The incident took place at a time when several doctors and paramedics were beaten up in last one week in various hospitals of Srinagar.
Asif Samad, Nursing Officer at SMHS Hospital Srinagar said he was in the ICU when he was beaten up by two attendants.
“There were two patients in the ICU. One was stable and another on ventilator. The attendants of patient who was stable told us that oxygen saturation of another patient is down and he should be shifted to another ventilator.
We told them that the patient has pneumonia owing which his oxygen level is low. We told them shifting patient to another ventilator won’t make any difference.
We told them they should not interfere into our work and we should not be held responsible then if anything happens to the patient,” he told news agency (KINS).
On this, he said two attendants who were not with the patient, who was on ventilator started beating him.
“I received injuries on my chest and head,” he said, who is now under observation at the hospital.
Medical Superintendent Dr Nazir Chowdhary said one of the staffers of the hospital was beaten up by attendants.
“Police was informed about the incident. Two persons have been arrested and case registered by the police,” he told.
The doctors also went on strike on Sunday after doctors at two GMC Srinagar hospitals were beaten up by attendants of patients.
The strike was called off Sunday evening “in the interest of patient care”.
A junior resident was beaten up by attendants of a patient admitted at SMHS Hospital’s COVID19 ward.
A similar incident was reported from Super Specialty Hospital. Doctors and nurses have been demanding adequate security to be provided in hospitals so that such incidents are stopped.(KINS)