November 11, 2020 1:04:18 am
A chest doctor, who handled Covid-19 sufferers at a Surat hospital, was allegedly denied cost for the companies and assaulted with iron pipes by the hospital authorities, police mentioned on Tuesday. Police have lodged an offence towards 9 individuals, together with the hospital proprietor, on expenses of prison intimidation and voluntarily inflicting harm amongst others.
In a police grievance, Dr Deep Modh, a resident of Vesu, claimed he together with a number of different docs had handled coronavirus sufferers at Ratnadeep Hospital, on Metropolis Gentle Street, as a visiting chest doctor in June and July. After July, the complainant mentioned, the hospital had stopped admitting Covid-19 sufferers and companies of Dr Modh and the opposite docs had been discontinued.
Dr Modh instructed police that he had sought Rs 2.13 lakh as cost for treating Covid-19 sufferers through the two months. Dr Ravisinh Raj, the proprietor of the hospital, paid half of the quantity and sought some days to clear the remaining sum, the complainant mentioned.
Dr Modh instructed police he needed to go to the hospital a number of occasions for the remaining quantity however was turned away every time on numerous pretexts by Dr Raj. On Tuesday, Dr Modh visited the hospital with a buddy Dhaval Shah to gather the cash after he obtained a name from the hospital.
The complainant mentioned he went contained in the hospital whereas Dhaval waited exterior. Dr Modh instructed the police that Dr Raj handed him a cheque of Rs 1 lakh, following which he was additionally instructed to signal a no-dues-left assertion.
Within the police grievance, Dr Modh mentioned as he began leaving the chamber of Dr Raj, he was attacked by his brothers Pankajsinh, Jaysinh, and Rajnikantsinh with iron pipes. The complainant mentioned Dr Raj additionally beat him and took the Rs 1 lakh cheque away. The 4 males, the complainant mentioned, took him to the hospital gate and instructed the safety guards to not let him in once more.
Shah, who was ready exterior the hospital, took Dr Modh residence. Later, Dr Modh submitted a police grievance towards Dr Raj, Jaysinh, Rajnikantsinh, and Pankajsinh, three safety guards and two bouncers of the hospital.
Khatodara police have registered an offence beneath IPC sections 143 (illegal meeting), 323 (voluntarily inflicting harm), 324 (Voluntarily inflicting harm by harmful weapons or means), 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace), 506(2) (prison intimidation), 385 (placing an individual in concern of harm with a view to commit extortion) and 114 (abettor current when an offence is dedicated).
Inspector T V Patel of Khatodara police station mentioned, “Now we have registered an offence towards Dr Raj, his three brothers and 5 others. Police groups had been despatched to the hospital and their residence, however they weren’t discovered. Even their cellphones are switched off. We talked to the opposite docs who had been additionally visiting physicians at Ratnadeep Hospital and located they too had not been paid for the companies. It’s apparent that Dr Raj had taken therapy expenses from the sufferers however not paid the remuneration to the visiting docs. Additional probe is on on this case.”
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