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Lost Will to Live: 1st year MD Gynaecology hangs self at Indira Gandhi Government Medical College hostel

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Nagpur: In an unfortunate incident a 26-year-old  first year MD Gynaecology Medico of the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College (IGGMC) in Nagpur allegedly committed suicide in his hostel room Friday, police said. The doctor was allegedly under depression and had texted his brother about his “lost will to live”, state recent media reports

Dr Vaidya, a Bengaluru resident who was in the first-year of his MD course in gynaecology, hanged himself in his room in the early hours of the day, a Tehsil police station official said. The medico had joined IGMCH on May 2 this year

The incident came to light on Friday morning, when the deceased did not turn up for his duty in OPD department. Some of his colleagues went to check in his room, where they found him hanging from the ceiling fan.
Informing about the unfortunate incident Dr Sandhya Manjrekar, Medical Superintendent told media, “Vaidya had OPD at 8 am on Friday. Even after an hour when he didn’t reach the hospital, Dr Alka Pathankar, Unit 2 in-charge sent intern Dr Balendrakumar Goun to call him. At around 9.30 am, Goun approached Room No. 33 of boys hostel, where Vaidya shared room with Dr Dishan Singla of Ortho department.

Though Goun knocked for quite a while, but Vaidya didn’t open the door, following which he reached out seek help from the guard. The guard then went outside and tried to sneak inside through window. However, they were taken aback when they found Vaidya laying on the floor with a rope attached to ceiling fan. They alerted hospital administration, who subsequently rushed to the spot and immediately informed Kotwali police.” he added reports

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” We have not found any suicide note. He made some phone calls before committing suicide. We are probing the incident,” police official informed the media persons here.

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Nagpur Today reports that the medico who was reportedly under depression for past few days, texted his elder brother Chandrashekar who lives in Delhi to inform about his ‘lost will to live’ right before taking the extreme step.

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  1. It\’s sad and unfortunate to c young medicos take such extreme step and not seek medical help.As faculty, possibly it\’s our responsibility to sense high risk fragile candidates and guide them appropriately.