Resident doctors of the Government Medical College Yavatmal declared a strike on Thursday night after two first-year surgery residents were attacked by a patient with a knife on the neck behind his back, injuring him badly. Following this, both doctors are under treatment. Meanwhile, all the resident doctors across Maharashtra have extended their support.
“During the evening rounds on 5th January at around 7.30 pm, a patient out of nowhere assaults and stabs a first-year resident of general surgery with a knife on the neck behind his back and injures him badly. Two surgery residents are injured, out of which one is severely injured and is undergoing an operation. We have declared a strike. We urged all residents across Maharashtra to join support us,” said a resident doctor from GMC, Yavatmal.
Dr Avinash Dahipule, President, of Central MARD said the medical fraternity today witnessed another incident of violence against doctors. We at IMA JDN Maharashtra stand together against this act and strongly condemn it by protesting against it
“It is the second incident that took place in Yavatmal where a doctor has been attacked. We urge all residents across Maharashtra to raise their voices against this inhuman act,” he said.
News agency ANI quoted the police saying that the accused, identified as Suraj Thakur, who attacked junior doctors, was mentally unstable and had stabbed himself two days prior to the incident. He was arrested on Thursday night itself.
"Accused Suraj Thakur was admitted at Yavatmal Medical College Hospital. The accused had stabbed himself two days ago. He is a mentally unstable person. While the doctor was on rounds, the accused attacked him with a fruit cutter (Knife). The police arrested the accused last night," said Superintendent of police (SP) Pawan Bansod.
With ANI inputs
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