Solidarity March By Junior Doctors Of RG Kar Medical College Protesting The Assault Of Dr. Abhisek Jha
First year post-graduate student Abhishek Jha of RG Kar Medical College & Hospital was assaulted by a mob of 50 on 10th January’16. Now he is battling for life with both kidneys damaged.
On 10th January, Jha was attending the emergency service in the hospital along with other colleagues when four persons injured in road accident were rushed in around 3.30am. Jha and colleague Dr Ragini Sonkar attended to the patients.
According to colleagues present during the incident, three of them were treated and discharged while Jha told those accompanying the fourth – Deepak Singh – to get a CT scan done. for Deepak Singh. The group reportedly took Deepak away to a nearby nursing home. They returned with his body around 5 am with a mob of about 50 and attacked the doctors alleging negligence.
This is what the Junior doctors of the RG Kar Medical College & Hospital posted on Facebook –
“The mob targeted Abhishek and Ragini as they were the attending doctors. We had to rescue Ragini and lock her up in the operation theatre, otherwise God knows what the mob would have done to her,” a colleague told .
Abhishek was admitted at the surgical intensive care unit. In addition to the pain of the physical injury, Jha started suffering bouts of vomiting. A CT scan showed collection of blood near both his kidneys.
On Tuesday night he developed renal failure and was rushed to the nephrology wing of SSKM hospital for emergency dialysis. He was brought back to RGKMCH and shifted to the critical care unit. He was given another round of dialysis on Wednesday too.
After few days of peaceful picketing in front of RGKMCH, junior doctors have now gone for a solidarity march since yesterday, their demands are –
These are some of the images of the Solidarity March –
Realizing Jha’s critical condition, the hospital on Wednesday constituted a seven-member medical board headed by medicine head Dr Apurna Mukerjee. According to them, Jha had received severe blows on his abdomen and chest. He has also sustained extensive muscle damage throughout his body.
“The seven-member medical team will be monitoring his condition closely. He is doing better after receiving two rounds of dialysis,” said RGKMCH principal Dr S Batyabal.
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