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Tezpur Medical College And Hospital Doctor Suspended For Misbehaving With Female Interns

The woman intern alleged that the doctor had misbehaved with her and a few of her colleagues during duty hours at the hospital

Tezpur Medical College And Hospital Doctor Suspended For Misbehaving With Female Interns

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: A junior doctor of Assam's Tezpur Medical College and Hospital (TMCH) has been suspended for his alleged misbehaviour with female interns of the hospital. The doctor Rakesh Medhi, who is a postgraduate student of surgery at TMCH, was suspended for six months on Monday.

A woman intern of the hospital mustered the courage to raise her voice against the doctor's activities and wrote to chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Twitter recently about the matter. She alleged that the doctor had misbehaved with her and a few of her colleagues during duty hours at the hospital. After the complaint on Twitter, the state police was directed to thoroughly investigate the incident.

An official at TMCH said the hospital authorities were also asked to suspend the doctor. TMCH principal Dr. Karuna Hazarika said the medical practitioner has been suspended and they have informed the same to the district administration. The doctor has also been asked to vacate his hostel room.

Sonitpur superintendent of police Dhananjay P. Ghanwat said police were probing the allegations leveled by the woman intern of the hospital (who had made the complaint on Twitter).

The entire Assam was shocked on May 9, 2014, when a lady doctor Sarita Toshniwal became a victim of the cool-blooded murder by a PG student of the Assam Medical College & Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh. Dr Sarita was murdered when she was on night duty at the AMCH. "Any kind of harassment on any female MBBS intern or doctor will not be tolerated under any circumstance," a doctor at TMCH said.

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