Controversy hits Malda Medical College again

Sr Doctor assaulted by junior doctors
Report by: 
SOUMYA DE SARKAR
MALDA
11 Jul 2017

A senior doctor of Malda medical college & hospital (MMCH) was manhandled allegedly by none other than the junior doctors of the same institution following a ruckus yesterday. The injured doctor Akhtaruzzaman (40), who is now under treatment, has filed an FIR against three junior doctors and a house-staff. The aggrieved junior doctors too gheraoed MMCH principal Dr Pratip Kundu today alleging that the senior doctor had vindictively accused them. MMCH authorities have constituted a four-member committee with direction to submit a report within 48 hours.
It has been alleged by Dr Akhtaruzzaman that he had prescribed some medicines for a patient under treatment at male medical ward in MMCH. “But the relatives of the patient told me later that the junior doctors altered all those medicines and passed some humiliating comments about my treatment. I was hurt and asked those junior doctors about the matter. While I was talking to them, they turned hostile suddenly and started thrashing me. A house-staff too joined them. Few people came to my rescue then. I never expected such assault from the junior doctors.”
This morning Dr Akhtaruzzaman lodged an FIR against four persons including three junior doctors and a house-staff.
Soon after the junior doctors came to know about the police complaint against three of them, they turned unruly and resorted to demonstrations. They gheraoed principal of MMCH for hours together. They rather accused the senior doctor and demanded action against him.
However, paying no heed to their demands, Dr Pratip Kundu, principal and Dr Amit Dawn, medical super cum vice principal made it clear that a four-member committee comprising heads of medicine and surgery departments, deputy super and hostel superintendent would hold a probe into the matter.
“Assaulting a senior doctor is highly condemnable. We have asked the committee to furnish report within 48 hours. Action would be taken on the basis of the report,” Dr Dawn, MSVP of medical college said.