Materia Medica Malaysiana

October 15, 2007

Patient attacks doctor and guard at hospital

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 9:03 am

Star: BUKIT MERTAJAM: A 49-year-old man, who has been undergoing treatment for over a year at the Bukit Mertajam Hospital, went berserk and attacked a doctor and a security guard with a meat cleaver.
The man, who is being treated for ulcer, first attacked the security guard in his 40s near the outpatient department at about 4.15pm on Friday. He then attacked the 36-year-old woman doctor as she came out from her room after hearing screams outside.
The man then slashed himself on the neck.
Police from Central Seberang Prai district led by acting CID chief Asst Supt S. Subramaniam rushed to the hospital and arrested him.
Police have recovered the weapon used in the incident.
The doctor, who sustained injuries on her right leg, right arm and left wrist, was treated at a private hospital in Butterworth, while the guard has been discharged.
Yesterday, the police brought the suspect back to the hospital for treatment for his neck wound before taking him back to the lock-up.
Sources said the suspect had been scolded several times for frequently sleeping at the hospital’s five-foot way.
Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Anil Shah Abdullah said the man had been remanded for a week to facilitate investigations.

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