Vijayawada: Probe into sexual assaults in hospital

Health Sciences in the guise of checking the girl misbehaved with her

Vijayawada: Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas has ordered an inquiry into the issue of an assistant professor misbehaving with a patient in the surgery ward two days ago. An inquiry has also been ordered into another case where a contract employee of the radiology department sexually exploited a patient who came for tests. The two incidents took place on Tuesday on the premises of the Government General Hospital.

A 17-year-old girl with her mother and sister approached doctors at GGH as she had stomachache. A doctor who is also an assistant professor at the Dr NTR University of Health Sciences in the guise of checking the girl misbehaved with her. This forced the girl to run out of the surgery department and complain to her mother.

The doctor who is in his twenties managed to settle the issue with the help of other staffers.

In another case, a contract employee at the radiology department, K. Ratnakar, tried to sexually exploit a woman who came to him to pay the amount he had demanded. Ratnakar was then warned by GGH authorities.

However, the issues came to notice of the health minister on Thursday. He ordered a departmental inquiry into both the cases. Ratnakar was terminated on Thursday. The doctor would be suspended if guilty. GGH head U. Surya Kumari failed to respond despite attempts to contact her.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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