Hyderabad : Relatives of a patient attacked a doctor at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in Hyderabad on Monday over his alleged negligence.

They created a ruckus and attacked Casualty Medical Officer Dr Anvesh in the Emergency Wing, where their relative was undergoing treatment for the injuries he sustained in a road accident.

The attackers claimed that they are supporters of a minister, alleging negligence in the treatment of the injured man. The video of the attack at NIMS, one of the largest government-run hospitals in Hyderabad, went viral on social media.

One of the attacker was seen as arguing with the doctor, threatening him and using foul language even as two policemen present at the scene were trying to pacify him.

Eyewitnesses say that the patient’s relatives were in an inebriated condition.

The incident created a scare among the medical staff, patients and their relatives. Police said they would register a case if the doctor or other employees of NIMS lodge a complaint.

This is the latest in a series of incidents of attacks on hospital staff by relatives of the patients.

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