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Slap Therapy: Doctor slaps possessed woman to revive her in Rajasthan; removed

Slap Therapy: Doctor slaps possessed woman to revive her in Rajasthan; removed

Jaipur: In a bizarre incident, a doctor allegedly slapped a possessed woman patient to bring her to consciousness at Barmer district, prompting the hospital authorities to order an inquiry into the incident.

According to officials, Dr Surendra Bahri did not adopt any medical procedure to revive the woman who was brought to the hospital in an unconscious state yesterday. He literally slapped the woman when he was told by her family members that she was possessed of evil spirits.

The doctor allegedly slapped the woman when he was told by her family members that she was “possessed of evil spirits”.

“When the matter came into our notice, a three-member committee was set up to inquire the incident. The report will be forwarded to the directorate of medical and health in Jaipur,” Hemraj, Superintendent of the district hospital, said.

However, there was no formal complaint by family members of the woman, who was later discharged after primary treatment.
Probe Committee

After the shocking incident of medical professional, a probe committee a three member probe committee was formed to inquire the whole incident.

“A three-member committee was set up to inquire the incident and the report was forwarded to the directorate of medical and health in Jaipur,” Hemraj, Superintendent of the district hospital, said.

In Jaipur, Health minister Kalicharan Saraf ordered to remove the doctor and put him under APO status.

“The doctor has been put under APO with immediate effect on directions by the health minister. He will report to Jaipur headquarters,” Dr O P Thakan, Additional Director (Administration), medial and health department said.

“He is a qualified doctor and what he was doing is not in any way part of medical sciences. He should have tried to treat her medically rather than adopting these techniques. We have put him under APO,” a senior Medical & Heath Department official said.

Source: PTI
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