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This is the shocking moment about 30 relatives of a hospital patient beat up a doctor because they were not happy with the standard of care he was receiving.

 

The bizarre incident was captured on CCTV cameras at the Dhule Civil Hospital in the city of Dhule in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

 

Violence flared after the man, who had suffered a head injury, was told that he could not have a CT scan because the hospital did not have the facilities.

 

The angry mob cornered Dr Rohan Mamorkar, an orthopaedic doctor, in a hospital ward and started punching and kicking him, half ripping off his white coat.

 

Some men even jumped on hospital beds to get at the doctor who ended up dragged across one bed as the relatives punched, kicked and stamped on him.

 

Dr Mamorkar suffered serious injuries to his chest, head and stomach, as well as a black eye, and is currently recovering in the Jupiter hospital in the city.

 

Police later launched an investigation and nine people have so far been arrested in connection with the incident.

 

And doctors have taken to the streets to protest against their colleague’s situation.

 

They are now demanding improved security to protect them from angry patients and their relatives in hospitals because they say such incidents are on the increase.

 

Dhule is widely known across India for its architecture and urban planning which was the work of the acclaimed civil engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.