Four persons detained on allegation of assaulting doctors

The Makawanpur Police on Thursday have arrested four persons involved in manhandling and assaulting two doctors of Hetauda at hospital chamber.

Dr Bikas Thapa and Dr Prashant Biradi of Hetauda-based Sancho Hospital were beaten up on Wednesday while they were providing treatment to patients at HDU Ward in the Hospital.

Police arrested four persons involved in assaulting the doctors after wider protests from the public and health fraternity.

According to the accident details, the doctor duo was beaten up on Wednesday evening citing doctors’ negligence behind the demise of Rajesh Pradhan, 41, of Hetauda-12, Padampokhari.

It may be noted that a group of people trashed doctors for their ignorance in providing treatment to dengue-infected Pradhan a month ago.

Patient Pradhan was referred to the Chitwan Medical College in Bharatpur after his treatment was not possible at Sancho Hospital.

Pradhan succumbed to dengue infection in the medical college. An irate group had manhandled the doctors.

Police arrested Pradhan’s wife and daughter along with two other persons for their involvement in beating up doctors. Meanwhile, investigation into the incident is underway, police said.