Telangana: Orthopedic Surgeon in fix as patient alleges ‘harassment’

Warangal: Medical profession is a highly respected field as these doctors are our saviors but what about their protection from anti-social elements that threaten their profession.

Nowadays, doctors are quite often attacked, facing threats at the hands of their patients alleging negligence but an orthopedic surgeon from Warangal was shocked and stunned when one of his woman patients accused him of misbehavior and created a scene the hospital.

Narrating his ordeal, Dr Kumar said: “A female patient came with the complaint of backache and body pains. I heard the patient’s complaint, asked her to turn around and was about to examine her back when she pushed my hand away and started shouting. I was surprised by her reaction.”

He recalls: “Even before I could react, one male patient who was in the room and two other from outside came and started shouting and abusing me. After some time, her husband along with others came and abused me. I told them I was only about to examine her and did not do anything wrong.”

It was after the doctor asked the Police to handle the situation things came under control.

He later went to the police station and “lodged a complaint against them for defaming and insulting.”

“I took out the CCTV footage which clearly shows what I had done. As a senior practitioner working for 16 years in Warangal, if I am facing this kind of harassment how would others tackle situations like these? I have been made scapegoat and defamed in this incident as lots of videos and posts went viral on social media,” he said.

The woman who has accused the Doctor has also filed a complaint against him. The Police are however verifying claims of both parties.

Matwada police station Circle Inspector Jeevan Reddy said, “We have recovered the CCTV footage from the hospital and it looks like a false complaint was given against the doctor. We are collecting technical evidence in the case. If the complaint is proved to be false, the case will be against the doctor will be dissolved.”