Security protocol: Hospital guards protest beating by doctor

Say their colleague was beaten after he asked to search the doctor’s guests.

Shamsul Islam January 22, 2015
“If the doctor is found guilty, action will be taken against him according to th rules”.STOCK IMAGE

FAISALABAD: Guards at Faisalabad Allied Hospital on Thursday observed a strike against beating of a colleague by a doctor.

The guards also staged a demonstration in front of the emergency ward and urged the administration to take action against doctors who they said had beat Muhammad Sabir and misbehaved with him.

Talking to newsmen, Arshad Ali, one of the protesters, Sabir was on duty on Wednesday night. He said he stopped some people from entering the hospital without being searched.

He said the men called Dr Anees, who came to the entrance and argued with the guard.

He said when Sabir insisted on searching the visitors, the doctor and his guests beat him.

“We complained to the hospital administration but no action has been taken against the doctor,” Arshad said.

Guards said they would not end their strike till an inquiry was launched against the doctor.

Afzal Cheema, a representative of the medical superintendent, met the protesters and assured them that action would be taken against the doctor.

The guards then called off their protest and resumed duties at the hospital.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Cheema said security guards were empowered to search visitors before entering the hospital.

He said a team had been formed on the orders of the MS to probe the matter.

“If the doctor is found guilty, action will be taken against him according to the rules,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 23rd, 2015. 


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