Ranchi: In an unfortunate incident which took place at the catheterization lab of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), around 1 pm, two senior doctors of the college got into a physical scuffle over the ethics of a private doctor operating upon a heart patient admitted at RIIMS. One of them Dr Hemant Narayan, Head Cardiology, RIMS, one of the two accused involved in the scuffle, dislocated a bone in his leg, while the other, Dr Prakash Kumar, Associate Professor, (cardiology) injured his small right-hand finger.
The police are believed to have received a complaint, however, no FIR has been lodged yet.
The issue over which the two got physical was Dr Vishal Rastogi, a cardiologist from Delhi performing a cath lab procedure at RIMS, according to Telegraph.Though Dr Hemant Narayan was in favour of Dr Rastogi, conducting the procedure, Dr Prakash Kumar did not approve of a private doctor operating at a government hospital.
“Dr Kumar strongly objected, citing RIMS rules. Dr Narayan was furious because he had invited the doctor (Rastogi) to RIMS. There was a heated exchange of words following which Dr Narayan punched Dr Kumar and he retaliated. In the clash, Dr Narayan dislocated a bone in a leg and Dr Kumar injured the little finger of his right hand,” a RIMS employee told the daily.
Acting Director, RIMS, Dr R.K. Srivastava conceded to a scuffle to have taken place between the two senior doctors; he however, refused to divulge details.
Bariatu thana OC Ajay Kumar Kesri meanwhile admitted to having received a complaint, yet to turn into an FIR. “But, an FIR will be registered,” he told Telegraph.