Dr. Rohan Mamunkar, an orthopaedic surgeon was brutally assaulted by family members of a patient when he asked them to take the patient to another center as there was no neurosurgeon on duty. The gory incident took place at the Government Medical College in Dhule, Maharashtra on Sunday night. It’s said that the patient was brought to the hospital with a head injury.
When Dr. Rohan Mamunkar informed that the patient should be taken to another tertiary care centre, about 20 of the patient’s relatives attacked him. The footage caught on CCTV camera shows him being beaten with rods and other improvised ‘weapons.’
The doctor has sustained injuries on his head, chest and abdomen. It’s said that he also sustained injury on the orbital bone in the eye socket. It’s reported that the doctor, now in ICU suffered loss of vision in an eye.
The Maharashta Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) would protest by wearing black ribbons to work on Tuesday. They would conduct candle light marches as well.
As per the president of the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors and third-year PG student at KEM Hospital, Mumbai, “As of now, Dhule doctors are going to go on a mass bunk. Central MARD will be protesting today by wearing black ribbons and organizing a candle march. We will plan further action soon.”