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Resident doctors attacked with knife by patient at Yavatmal’s hospital in Maharashtra

Yavatmal : A patient allegedly attacked a resident doctor at Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Hospital in Yavatmal district, Maharashtra, with a knife according to the local police’s statement. The accused is a mentally unstable person. Speaking about the incident, Pavan Bansod, Superintendent of police of Yavatmal said, “Accused Suraj Thakur was admitted at Yavatmal Medical College Hospital. The accused had stabbed himself two days ago. He’s a mentally unstable person. While the doctor was on rounds, the accused attacked him with a knife.”

The incident took place around 9 pm. The patient, who had been admitted to the hospital’s surgery department, reportedly refused to allow the doctors to examine him after which they left. They returned to check on the patient sometime later. At that moment, the patient attacked one of them with a knife, causing injuries to the doctor’s jawbone. Another doctor, who tried to save his colleague from the attack, sustained injuries to his finger. Both doctors are expected to recover soon.

The police have also filed an FIR in connection with the attack. 

Meanwhile, the doctors staged a protest against the alleged knife attack and wrote a letter to Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis regarding the incident. In the letter, the doctors stated that, as a symbol of protest, the residents of SVNGMC Yavatmal will stop all emergency and non-emergency services.