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Doctor `attempts' suicide after row over treatment

By Our Staff Reporter

ANANTAPUR, NOV. 4. A doctor at the District Coordinator's Hospital at Hindupur reportedly attempted suicide following a scuffle with a teacher in connection with the treatment of a patient, on Thursday. The police have arrested the teacher.

According to information reaching here, a milk-vendor, Ramanjinamma of Puttagurlapalli village in Parigi mandal, had fractured one of her arms when she was attacked by a cow a couple of days ago. She was taken to a private clinic run by Balaji, an orthopaedic surgeon of the DCH. He is said to have advised her to go to Bangalore for better treatment.

The woman returned home but was soon brought back to the DCH after she complained of excruciating pain and was admitted as an in-patient. The doctor, who returned from leave today, on noticing the woman asked her why she had got admitted herself here.

Meanwhile, Ramanjinamma's son informed an acquaintance, K. Srinivasa Reddy, a school teacher, about the difficulty in getting her treated.

Altercation

The duo went to the DCH and met Dr. Balaji. Soon an altercation took place between the doctor and the teacher and a scuffle ensued. The doctor reportedly fell and sustained a minor injury when he attempted to snatch a lathi from a hospital watchman.

The doctor then went to the One Town police station and lodged a complaint against the teacher.The police registered a case and arrested the teacher.

After leaving the police station the doctor allegedly `consumed' poison and informed one of his colleagues. He was rushed to Bangalore and admitted to a hospital where his condition was said to be out of danger.

`Attack' condemned

According to a report from Hyderabad, the Central Executive of Andhra Pradesh Government Doctors' Association condemned the assault on Dr. Balaji. The secretary-general of the association, M. Chandrasekhar Reddy, urged the Government to take action on the culprits and steps to prevent recurrence of similar incidents.

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