Cuttack, Oct 25: Tension ran high and health services hit in the SCB Medical College and Hospital as doctors sat on a dharna in the medical premises this morning.
According to reports, some relatives of a patient, who died of some disease last night while undergoing treatment, thrashed a treating doctor severely alleging that their kin died due to his negligence.
Following this, resident doctors and medical students have been sitting on a dharna in front of the Emergency Ward demanding action against culprits and protection for doctors in the premier hospital.
Meanwhile, local police have detained three persons on charges of manhandling the doctor.
In March, junior doctors of SCB had resorted to cease work after one of their colleagues was attacked by a patient's attendant.