Kurunegala Hospital Doctor beaten & bitten, staffers stage protest

Kurunegala Hospital Doctor beaten & bitten, staffers stage protest

Kurunegala Hospital Doctor beaten & bitten, staffers stage protest

Written by Amani Nilar

20 Jan, 2022 | 7:23 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); All staffers of the Kurunegala Hospital were seen engaging in a protest on Thursday (20) against the use of force against medical professionals.

A doctor of the hospital was attacked at around 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday (19) when he completed the ward inspections at the Kurunegala Hospital, and thereafter five people have attempted to enter the hospital premises, and even attacked the hospital security personnel.

Subsequently, the attackers have hurled rocks at the doctor and two other female staffers, and two of the attackers jumped on the doctor and bit his arm.

The attackers fled after stealing the doctors’ mobile phones.

Meanwhile, other staffers of the Hospital, including the Kurunegala Division of the GMOA staged a protest condemning the attack on the doctor on Thursday (20).

Police have arrested one suspect so far, while investigations are underway to apprehend the other suspects.

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