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AIIMS doctor alleges assault by patient’s relative

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New Delhi: A resident doctor posted at the emergency ward of AIIMS was today allegedly manhandled by the relative of a patient.

The doctor has filed a complaint at Hauz Khaz police station, though a formal FIR was yet to be lodged by police in the case.

According to the complaint, Dr Pawan Kumar was posted in Ultrasound room when one Roshan Lal Bhati brought his father at the Ultrasound room at around 10 AM with a requisition for ultrasound KUB (kidney urinary bladder).

“Bhati’s father had benign prostatic hyperplasia for which he was operated five years back and was now presented with dribbing of urine. He had dribbing of urine and so we doubted the indication of the ultrasound since he did not have a full bladder sensation.

“I told him to go to the ultrasound requesting doctor for a review of the indication of the ultrasound. I also wrote my mobile number on the ultrasound form for any clarification by the treating doctor,” Kumar said in the complaint.

According to the doctor, Bhati then brought along a guard posted at emergency to “request me to do the ultrasound”.

“I made him understand that probably the scan is not indicated and even went till the main counter of the surgical casualty to discuss the case with my clinical colleagues.

“The surgical CMO posted there told me that in case of dribbing of urine, the scan is not indicated and we will review the case after foley’s catheterisation,” the doctor said in his complaint.

According to the complaint, Bhati got abusive and physically aggressive and even slapped the doctor. The entire incident was caught in CCTV camera of AIIMS emergency, the doctor said as he demanded strict action against Bhati.