Doctor Đỗ Chính Nghĩa undergoes treatment at Thái Bình Province’s General Hospital after being assaulted by the patient’s relative. – Photo vnexpress.net
Viet Nam News
THÁI BÌNH — Police in northern Thái Bình Province’s Đông Hưng District have detained a young man for allegedly assaulting a doctor at a local emergency centre.
Lieutenant Colonel Bùi Đức Thịnh, head of the district’s police department, said that the man was detained at 1am Tuesday.
Đỗ Chính Nghĩa, a doctor of the provincial 115 Emergency Centre, was punched on his head while conducting an emergency procedure on a patient in Đông Hưng District’s Đông Tân Commune.
Nguyễn Văn Ngãi, director of the provincial 115 Emergency Centre, said that at 8.50pm on December 25, the centre was informed about a patient who needed an ambulance to be transported to the provincial General Hospital for treatment.
The centre sent Nghĩa to the scene, and asked the staff of a local health clinic to give the patient first aid while waiting for the ambulance.
At 9.10pm, the ambulance arrived at the scene. The patient’s relatives asked the doctor to send the patient to the hospital immediately, but Nghĩa explained that the patient needed some pain relief before being moved.
While he turned to get the medical equipment from the ambulance, he was punched repeatedly on the head by a young man, who was the patient’s relative.
Nghĩa managed to inject the pain relief into the patient and send him to the provincial general hospital for further treatment.
Nghĩa is currently undergoing treatment at the provincial General Hospital.
The police are conducting a further investigation into the case. — VNS