MP caught on cam assaulting doctors

MP caught on cam assaulting doctors

Lok Sabha MP Ananthkumar Hegde roughed up two doctors at a private hospital here, furious that treatment for his mother had been delayed for hours.

Hegde is a five-time BJP MP from Uttara Kannada.

Lalitha, Hegde’s mother, was taken to TSS Hospital at 7 pm, soon after she tripped and fell.
Dr G V Madhukeshwar, orthopaedician, examined her. He said she had suffered a fracture, and went to perform an operation on another patient. Lalitha was made to wait for hours in the outpatient department. The MP, who came to know about the delay, arrived at the hospital at 11 pm.

He entered into an argument with Dr Madhukeshwar, Dr Balachandra and Rahul, a hospital staffer.

 He then flew into a rage and assaulted them. All three sustained injuries. The incident was caught on camera, and posted on YouTube.

 Members of the Indian Medical Association submitted a memorandum to the assistant commissioner in connection with the incident.

Dr Kailash Pai, president of the local unit of the IMA, said, “The duty doctor responded suitably to the patient. It was not proper on the part of the MP, who is in a responsible position, to behave in that manner. Such incidents lower the morale of the doctors.”

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