A PATIENT has been charged with attacking a public authority after grabbing a doctor by the feet and throwing them in a health centre in Malaga city. The events took place at around 1pm on Thursday, December 12, when the patient began shouting at reception and threw ornaments from the centre’s Christmas tree.
Staff and other patients asked the alleged aggressor to stop and called the doctor for help. The doctor tried to calm the patient but instead was thrown to the floor by the attacker, who grabbed him by the feet. The physical aggression did not injure the doctor, but a patient who had been trying to mediate was hurt when the accused seized her by the wrists as he tried to throw her.
When police arrived, the alleged aggressor resisted them and officers were forced to request reinforcements. A trial has been set for March 2021 and Malaga’s Medical Association has spoken out after the attack, strongly criticising this type of violence in medical centres. President of the Association, Juan José Sánchez Luque, has deemed the violent act as intolerable and insists that health professionals shouldn’t have to be subjected to daily insults, threats and physical aggressions.