Several medical professionals at Hyderabad’s Gandhi General Hospital protested outside the facility on Wednesday after relatives of a deceased coronavirus patient allegedly attacked a few junior doctors, The Indian Express reported.

More than 300 postgraduate doctors at the hospital refused to resume duties till their demands were met, according to The New Indian Express. The protests, which began on Tuesday night, continued till 3 am on Wednesday and doctors resumed the sit-in protest at 8 am.

The alleged attack took place on Tuesday, around 6.30 pm, after the death of a 55-year-old patient, who was admitted to the hospital on June 6, along with his wife and son. The two accused – the son and brother-in-law of the patient – were arrested after the incident. The Gandhi General Hospital is the main hospital for the treatment of coronavirus patients in Telangana.

An unidentified junior doctor told The Indian Express that the patient was in a serious condition for the last two days. “He was advised to stay in bed and use the CPAP [continuous positive airway pressure] machine for breathing,” the doctor said. “Going against medical advice he walked up to the toilet due to which there was a strain on his body and he collapsed and died. Two of the attendants [relatives] came...

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