POLICE OFFICER MANHANDLES DOCTOR ALLEGING DELAY IN HIS MOTHER'S TREATMENT: KERELA HIGH COURT GRANTS ANTICIPATORY BAIL
Kerala High Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to a police officer who allegedly manhandled a medical doctor alleging postpone in treating his mom.
Nevertheless, Justice K. Haripal emphasised that "it's pretty unfortunate that in spite of attending the obligations in maximum diligent way, they need to go through such indignation which go to the extent of struggling physical and verbal assault".
The de facto complainant Dr. Rahul Mathew is a Junior Consultant in a Mavelikara Government Hospital. He turned into on night time duty on 13th May 2021 while the applicant's mom was brought in with intense respiratory complications.
As according to the FIS filed by the Doctor, after they came to know that she was Covid positive, she was straight away taken to Triage, that's an earmarked part of the hospital attending Covid positive patients.
The doctor claims to have rushed to the place, not even wearing a PPE kit thinking about the urgency of the matter. But by the point he attended the patient, she was no more. The doctor said in his assertion that the patient had died because of Covid complications, and because of delay in bringing her to the hospital despite her oxygen stage being low.
However, alleging that there has been delay in treatment, the applicant abused him and attempted to manhandle him. Later on, the doctor contends that the applicant entered his room, abused him, stuck keep of his neck and slapped him.
Sr. Adv P. Vijaya Bhanu appearing on behalf of the applicant submitted that he's a Civil Police Officer on probation in Kerala Police, operating on deputation in Kochi Metro.
In the bail application, it was alleged that his mom died because of lack of activate clinical attention. When he expressed his grief claiming that prompt clinical attention could have saved his mom, the defacto complainant allegedly taunted him and asked him to report a case.
The application states that this was accompanied by a verbal altercation however no scuffle. However, they engaged in a tussle afterward when the doctor purportedly taunted the applicant as soon as again, however no injuries had been precipitated as alleged.
The applicant submitted that his behavior turned into only because of the unexpected shock caused by the demise of his mom.
Justice K Haripal additionally made a large observation at the same time as deciding the matter.
"We can't neglect about the sacrifices and devotion to the duty exhibited by the medical officials and health team of workers particularly in the course of the attempting times when the pandemic circumstance turned into at its peak. The worsening scenario could be bridled in our State only due to the dedicated discharge of obligations in a maximum religious manner by the medical workforce". The Court agreed with the Public Prosecutor and declared that laymen who do not apprehend the technicalities of the situation may have gotten carried away on incorrect information and misconceptions. The stress of work in a Government hospital is enormous and it is quite unfortunate that during spite of attending obligations most diligently, the medical body of workers need to go through such indignation which goes to the extent of struggling physical and verbal assault.