A doctor at the emergency department of a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City was recently attacked by a family member of a patient, just about 10 days after another medical practitioner at the same facility was assaulted.
Police in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City confirmed on Saturday they were working with 29-year-old V.H.H. to verify his alleged attack on a doctor at Gia Dinh People’s Hospital.
H. said he took his mother, who suffered severe respiratory failure, to the infirmary’s emergency department at around 6:00 am on the same day.
On breathing support, H.’s mother needed to go to the toilet.
However, doctors stated that it would be dangerous to let the patient go to the toilet in such a condition.
Although a nurse had brought necessary sanitary equipment to the bed, H. underlined that he would take his mother to the restroom.
A doctor tried to talk to H. once again, but the conversation then escalated to a row.
H. left the room and later returned with a nail clipper having a metal nail file, before attacking the doctor with the pointed object.
The action was quickly stopped by other bystanders.
|The metal nail file V.H.H. used to attack the doctor at Gia Dinh People’s Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Dan Thuan / Tuoi Tre|
An official of Gia Dinh People’s Hospital confirmed that H. had attempted to stab the doctor with the nail file, but the latter managed to dodge the attack.
Other doctors immediately sounded the alarm, and the situation was put under control shortly after, the official stated.
The incident was later reported to police officers.
On the night of July 27, another doctor at the emergency department of Gia Dinh People’s Hospital was pushed against the wall and strangled by the father of a 10-year-old girl.
The young patient was admitted to the infirmary with a fish bone stuck in her throat.
Doctors examined her and told her to wait for about 10 minutes for her treatment.
The father demanded that his daughter receive treatment right away, even though the doctor repeatedly explained that she was not in a dangerous state.