SP MLA ‘manhandles’ doc over pvt practice
A government doctor posted at Sidharth Nagar district hospital was allegedly manhandled by SP MLA Vijay Kumar and his associates Saturday. The MLA accused Dr Mahesh Prasad of doing private practice. Cross-FIRs have been lodged into the incident.
Angry over the incident, doctors in Sidharth Nagar staged a protest demanding the arrest of the MLA. They closed down the OPD at the hospital and threatened to shut other services if their demands were not met soon.
"If Dr Prasad was involved in private practice then the MLA should have complained about him and get legal action initiated instead of attacking him," said Dr RB Ram, chief of Sidharth Nagar unit of Provincial Medical Services.
Vijay Kumar, a first-time MLA, alleged that Dr Prasad attacked him with a blunt object when he took his photographs doing private practice in a rented room.
Additional SP, Sidharth Nagar, Ashok Kumar Verma said cross-FIRs have been lodged by both parties. "The picture would be clear after investigation," he said.