21 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: A video showing some doctors forcing youth to do sit-ups and beg for apology has gone viral on the social media since Monday morning. The youth reportedly is the son of a man who was undergoing treatment at VSS Medical College and Hospital and later shifted to a private facility.
The youth, accompanied by two of his associates attacked a neurosurgeon of VSS Hospital on Sunday. However, he was captured by junior doctors who started heckling him. The youth had beaten Dr Acharya Suryakanta Pattajoshi as the latter refused to go the private facility to examine his father.
Enraged by the act of attack on a senior doctor, junior doctors and residents of VSS overpowered the youth and allegedly stripped him. He was made to do sit-ups and forced to apologise. The incident grabbed eyeballs because, someone policemen were present at the scene, as shown in the viral video.
Meanwhile, SP Kanwar Vishal Singh has said that the matter is being thoroughly investigated. “Two persons involved in the incident have been arrested last night. The video has come to our notice. The incident is a matter of probe,” the SP said.
Odisha Medical Services Association (OMSA) General Secretary Punyashloka Das said a fact-finding team will be sent to the hospital to probe the incident. Sources said, a case has been registered against an assistant professor of the medical college and hospital in this connection.