Adivasi sues SSG doctors
Indian Express

VADODARA, OCT 12: An Adivasi of a remote village in Chhoteudepur taluka on Wednesday moved the court of judicial magistrate alleging that doctors at the Sir Sayaji General (SSG) Hospital had subjected him to mental duress during the course of treatment at the hospital. The application was moved by Moti Naik of Morvana village, who sought a thorough police investigation. Admitting the application, the judicial magistrate directed the Raopura police to file a case and initiate investigations into the incident.

As per the application, Naik met with an accident in his village in June this year and was admitted to a government primary health centre (PHC) at Chhotaudepur initially. After being treated there for about a fortnight, the doctor advised him to have further investigations done at Sir Sayaji General (SSG) Hospital. The complainant said that he was admitted to the surgical ward of the hospital and the treatment was initiated.

Naik told the court that his ordeal started when doctors demanded Rs 1,200 for fitting a rod in his leg, as they said a joint had been affected in the accident. Though Naik paid the money, he asked for a proper receipt, which the doctors allegedly refused to give.

Naik further alleged that despite numerous appeals the doctors refused to listen to him. He said that since he had argued with the staff, seeking a receipt, they treated him shoddily.

Naik alleged that doctors and other staff refused to attend to him despite severe pain in the leg. He further alleged that though he even approached hospital superintendent, Dr Kamal Pathak, his worries were far from over.

Admitting the plea, the court ordered the Raopura police to investigate

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