Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This doctor has been told he is to to lose his job after brawling with a patient’s friend in the middle of a Russian hospital when he was punched in the head.
The incident was filmed at an unnamed hospital in the south-western Russian region of Karachay-Cherkessia after the doctor responded curtly to the patient and his friend as he did not like the foul language they were using, according to local media.
In the CCTV footage, the doctor is seen talking with a patient on crutches as his friend stands alongside.
Suddenly, the unnamed aggressor, aged 25, approaches the doctor and punches him hard in the face.
Reports said he did not like the answer the doctor gave his friend.
Footage shows the doctor and the other man then brawling on the floor as onlookers try to stop them.
According to local media, the police arrived quickly on the scene and detained the 25-year-old suspect.
He reportedly confessed to his part in the incident although the police investigation is still ongoing.
The unnamed doctor confirmed that he did not appreciate the men’s foul language which he felt was unacceptable in the hospital.
However, the local health authorities have confirmed that they are investigating the medic’s actions as well, and it is likely he will no longer work at the hospital.
A spokesperson for the regional health watchdog said: “It is clear that the doctor will no longer work at the hospital. He may have been provoked, but his actions were short-tempered.”
Reports said the hospital head is also being probed and could also face punishment.
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