A doctor at the Jeetoo hospital finished his work when he was assaulted by a member of the public. He reported the matter to the police after finding his picture on Facebook. According to our investigations, the perpetrator is liable to prosecution under section 46 (H) of the Information and Communication Technologies Act.
The incident occurred around 5 PM on Sunday, June 26. Having completed his service, the doctor was preparing to leave when a woman burst into the consultation room. The doctor asked her to wait for the colleague to replace him. “L’incident s’est produit dans le couloir. La patiente a essayé de prendre le médecin en photo et il lui a dit qu’elle n’avait pas le droit de faire cela, ce qui a provoqué la colère du compagnon de la femme qui a asséné un coup de poing au médecin,” said another doctor on condition of anonymity.
According to our source, there was no security guard on the premises at the time of the assault. The assaults against doctors often take place even if the cases are not always reported to the police and the Ministry of Health, said a member of the Medical and Health Of fi cers Association (MHOA). “Il y a des souvent agressions. Parfois les agents de sécurité sont là mais ils ne peuvent pas utiliser la force.”
“On se demande ce qu’attend le ministère de la Santé pour réagir. Qu’un médecin soit grièvement blessé?”
As for the police, it is supposed to have 12 station during each shift, says this member of the MHOA. “Toutefois, ils ne font pas de ronde, on les appelle après les incidents.”
What about surveillance cameras? It appears that they do not record images to save. “On se demande ce qu’attend le ministère de la Santé pour réagir. Qu’un médecin soit grièvement blessé?”