Two intern docs assaulted at Thane Civil Hospital, patient on the run

According to police sources, a patient and his friends mercilessly attacked the intern doctors after they got into an altercation over injecting a saline. Despite the cops being deployed at the hospital, they were not there at the time of the incident

Two intern doctors assaulted at Thane Civil Hospital, patient on the run
The Thane cops are examining the CCTV footage and have sent their teams to arrest the accused

Barely four days after the resident doctors withdrew their five-day-long mass leave, condemning the rising attack on resident doctors, now Thane civil hospital intern doctors have been assaulted by a patient and his friends.

The shocking incident took place on Wednesday afternoon. Sources say the patient, along with his friends, mercilessly attacked the Thane Civil hospital doctors after they got into an altercation over injecting a saline.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra Dr BC Kempi-Patil, Civil Surgeon for Thane Civil Hospital, said, “The patient was brought to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon and had severe cut wounds. The intern doctors present in the casualty immediately attended to him. While resident doctors were putting stitches, the patient started arguing with the doctors.”

Two intern doctors assaulted at Thane Civil Hospital, patient on the run
Intern doctor Javed Shaikh is admitted at the Thane hospital after he suffered a neck injury

According to sources, the patient, identified as Majju, was giving instruction to the intern doctors – Javed Shaikh and Debanaz Ansari – who were treating him. When he was asked to cooperate with them, Majju and his friends started arguing with the doctors aggressively. Though other doctors reached the spot and tried to speak to them, Majju started assaulting them.

“Suddenly, the patient and around five people who were accompanying him attacked the intern doctors. They also attacked and manhandled one lady doctor who was also present in the casualty room,” informed Patil.

Meanwhile, speaking to My Medical Mantra Dr Prasanna Deshmukh, President Thane MAGMO (Maharashtra Association of Gazetted Doctors), said, “It’s very unfortunate that while the doctors were being mercilessly assaulted, the policemen who were on duty didn’t come to help. They were not on their seat and by the time they reached, the accused and his friends had fled.”

Two intern doctors assaulted at Thane Civil Hospital, patient on the run
Thane MAGMO has decided that unless the accused are arrested, the OPDs and casualty will remain shut. However, emergency services will be provided

Consequently, Thane MAGMO has decided that unless the accused are arrested, the OPDs and casualty will remain shut. However, emergency services will be provided.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Makarand Ranade, Additional CP Crime (Thane), said, “We are examining the CCTV footage. We have got to know that the accused are from Thane area. We have sent our teams to arrest them.”

One of the doctors has sustained neck injury and is admitted in Thane hospital. After a spate of attacks on doctors, 4,500 resident doctors form Maharashtra had gone on mass leave last week, crippling the medical services in the state. Following which, the state government has assured to provide adequate number of security.

  • Dr Shah Vinod C

    It’s really unfortunate on the part of service provider who are working 24*7 are beaten mercy lessly. It’s brutal attack and can’t tolerated at any cost . Doctor fraternity across the entire country condemn the attacks and we all declare our support to doctors who are assaulted.

  • Dr Vaishnavi Deo

    It’s very unfortunate that while the doctors were being mercilessly assaulted, the policemen who were on duty didn’t come to help. They were not on their seat and by the time they reached, the accused and his friends had fled.”

  • DR RAKHI AGARWAL

    DOCTORS NEED TO UNITE AND FIGHT FOR THEMSELVES AS GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES

  • Shame, shame on patients,
    All drs in state should go on mass leave for at least one month, when they suffer and suffer then police and government will understand what is security.
    Mass leave for 3-4 days no use go for month or 2. To make them realise

  • Shame, shame on patients,
    All drs in state should go on mass leave for at least one month, when they suffer and suffer then police and government will understand what is security.
    Mass leave for 3-4 days no use go for month or 2. To make them realise

  • Dr Ajoy Saha

    I agree, not more than 2 relatives per patient to entre the hospital. The policemen posted were not in their seats…..should be taken to task. The culprits should be booked under Doctors Protection Act 2010.

  • Ramakant Patil

    Where is CM Fadnavis , who was so proudly and aggressively preaching gospel to doctors , where are your assurances and security to young doctors who are interns and barely 22 -23 year old . They are posed to get beaten by these goons. Why the doctor protection act not invoked . How come the assailants get bail in 24 hours. How many cases are on board in court? How many convictions in such cases?
    Brilliant students will stop coming in this profession and loss of nation due to short sighted politians and yellow journalism.
    Sorry state of affairs. Beyond disgust.

  • Dr Meghana Deo

    If patient starts disturbing doctors the treatment should be stopped immediately before getting assaulted Then only patients will learn

  • Smitesh

    We r with u .it looks we have to go again on mass strike till seven years imprisonment and non bail offence rule is passed

  • Sachin Chitnis

    Actually Security & Ward boys provided don’t Know their work. They think they are posted for queuing up the OPD patient.
    If the Ward Boys take patients using Strature or Wheelchair, No excess relatives can come inside. It’s because of this, Excess relatives can barge into.
    In Government Hospitals, there is excess number of patients, as many facilities aren’t available in peripheral hospitals. In some municipal corporation Areas, MLC cases are treated by State Government Hospitals only. Even Cantonment hospitals don’t treat MLC patients.

  • Dr.Arvind Bhanudas Waghmare

    Please have all precuations & in presenceof police take acharge of emergency duty. Explain about the illnesssevrity to pt relative..

  • We all support Drs,being assaulted all over the country, such people were declared as terrorist by the govt.& should be punished heavily.

  • Sachi

    Where is Mr. “Enough is enough” now? Isnt this enough?

  • Dr Satyen Dobhada


    One more attack on Doctors.. The life savers…. It should b condemned in tough action and not by just soft action. what the useless mentality the Indian so called cultured society have towards doctors?.. Now where is Mr Devendra Fadnvis ? Where is justice Chellur ? Where is media? All r useless. Now high court justice and CM should b sued in the court for their false assurances.
    The working conditions in India for any doctor are pathetic. Now the time has come to untie and teach the lesson to the govt, the judiciary and media. For this nonsense behaviour of society towards doctors the society itself have to pay heavy cost in the near future.