Kolkata: Three nurses of a nursing home in the southern parts of the city were injured when a patient allegedly attacked them with the metal stand used for IV drops suspension and fled the spot.
Subir Saha (27), who hailed from Mangalkot in Burdwan district, was admitted to the ICU of the nursing home late on Wednesday night with low platelet-count, a police officer said.
Yesterday morning, he turned violent for some unknown reasons and attacked the three nurses when they tried to administer an injection to him, the officer said.
"He picked up the saline stand and hit one nurse on the head. When the two other nurses tried to come to the defence of their colleague, the patient attacked them as well as the security guards and the resident medical officer of the healthcare facility," he said.
In the melee, family members of the patient, waiting at the nursing home's reception area, also left the place and could not be traced, police said.
The condition of one of the nurses is stated to be critical, the officer said, adding a complaint was lodged by the All Asia Medical Institute against the accused who is still absconding.
Two injured nurses Victoria and Shipra Mondal – are being treated at the Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata (INK) while the third was treated at the nursing home itself before being released, an official of the medical facility said.
Senior officers of Gariahat Police station, where the complaint has been lodged, said they are checking CCTV footages of the nursing home's ICU ward and a team went to the accused's Mangalkot home but nobody was found there, the police officer said.