Kolkata: In a shocking incident that took place on Thursday in the city would be the one where a dengue patient attacked 3 nurses and fled.
A dengue patient admitted to a private nursing home in Gariahat attacked three nurses with a metal stand used to suspend IV drops when they tried to administer an injection early on Thursday and fled the spot. Subir Saha, the 27year-old patient, remained untraced till last reports came in. The condition of one of the nurses was said to be critical.
According to sources, the dengue patient from Burdwan was brought to All Asia Medical Institute around 10 pm on Wednesday . Saha’s platelet count was low and he was admitted to the ICU ward.
Around 5,30am, Saha suddenly turned violent. He picked up the saline stand and smashed the head of a nurse who was taking care of him. When other nurses tried to rescue their colleague, Saha kept attacking everyone who came his way. Even the security guards and the resident medical officer were not spared. The entire episode of the attack has been captured in the CCTV camera installed inside the ward.
“I rushed to the nursing home on being informed about the incident. We immediately rushed two nurses -V Victoria and Shipra Mondal -who were seriously inju red to the Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata (INK) while the third one, whose injury was not so serious, is getting treated at our nursing home,” said Dr Harsh Agarwal, who runs the 59-bedded facility .
Officers of Gariahat police station investigating into the case said Saha was absconding since the attack. “We had sent a team of officers to the Mangolkote address that we found in the nursing home register but he was not there. We are trying to arrest him at the earliest,” said the officer.
Hospital sources also said that the family members who had accompanied the patient to the nursing home fled after the attack.