Sumbal: A Medical Officer was allegedly attacked and beaten ruthlessly on Monday by the companions of a District Development Council (DDC) member from Nowgam area of Sumbal in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, KDC reported.
The Medical Officer of NTPHC Nowgam, Dr Ghulam Mohiuddin Kaloo, was allegedly attacked by the mob who were accompanying the DDC member after she went to hospital to enquire about the functioning of the hospital.
Dr Ghulam Mohiuddin while talking to KDC said that some female DDC member paid a visit to hospital while he was in the washroom adding that the companions of the DDC member were reportedly checking attendance of the medical staff.
He said after he came out of the washroom, the companions of the DDC member attacked and beat him ruthlessly without any provocation or war of words.
“I told them if there is any discrepancy I will solve that butbthey assaulted me without listening to me. I have suffered trauma in abdomen and am not able to walk,” he added.
He said he has loged a complaint with police seeking registration of FIR against the mob, adding that stern action against the culprits should be taken and demanded their arrest as soon as possible.
The in question DDC member, Farwah Ibrahim, while outrightly refuting the allegations leveled by the Medical Officer, said that she visited the hospital to enquire about the functioning of the hospital as she was recieving continuous complaints about the absence of some staff in the hospital.
“We checked the attendance of staff members and found that only nine doctors were present against seventeen members who were shown present in the attendance, ” she said.
“As I asked the concerned Medical Officer about the forgery of attendance, he, instead of explanation, put his hands on the collar of my brother and misbehaved with me as well ,” she said, adding that all the allegations leveled by the said doctor are baseless and far from reality.
Farwah added that she has approached the concerned Police Station seeking necessary action against the said doctor. (KDC)