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Medical council of India to look into Harassment of Junior Residents at Medical Colleges


Medical council of India to look into Harassment of Junior Residents at Medical Colleges

New Delhi: With growing instances of harassment against junior doctors being reported from across the country, the apex medical regulator, Medical Council of India,  has been appealed to look into the matter and provide the younger generation of doctors with help and justice.

The council acting on the issue has in turn forwarded the complaints to the Academic Committee of the Council asking it to respond within three months.

It is reported that a representation was received by the Medical Council of India by a group of junior residents pointing out to the discrimination (Shoshan), humiliation ( Apmaan), assault ( Maarpeet) as well as housework that the junior doctors were subjected to along with the inhuman and animal-like behaviour against junior doctors in most of the medical colleges in the country. The representation asked for the MCI to intervene and provide them with help, security, dignity as well as justice in the said matter.

Putting forward their demands, it representation demanded

  1. An immediate stop to the humiliation, discrimination against the junior doctors.
  2. All junior doctors should be assigned proper and time-bound duties in order to improve patient care.
  3. Provide them with proper offs, as currently they are treated like kept like prisoners during their one year of junior residency
  4. Never to make them do house-works of the seniors
  5. Give them work as per proper duty hours so that they can get rest and have some personal life

The representation further appealed that while the members of the council owing to their senior positions may not be aware of the plight and experiences of the junior resident doctors across various medical colleges in the country, the council should come forward in providing solutions to these problems faced by the doctors

Considering the matter of the junior doctors,  the Executive Committee of the Council decided to place the matter before the Academic Committee of the Council for consideration and submit its report within 03 months.

Numerous instances of harassment of junior doctors have been reported recently. Some of the junior doctors have even taken extreme steps unable to bear the pressures. Last week, a PG Pediatrics student who had alleged sexual harassment against her professors at SV Medical College committed suicide after no action was taken on her complaint. She was also upset after she failed in the post-graduate exams.

Read Also: SV Medical College: MD Pediatrics Student commits suicide, had alleged sexual harassment by Professors

Read Also: Harassment of Junior Doctors by Seniors: Special Task Force Formed




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  1. I m a paediatrics 3 yr resident everyday harrassed by my consultants……they r taunting us on every small petty issues …..jr ship has been made hell by them …… commenting not only on professional but also personal grounds ……I got married in 3 yr of residency and they even have a problem with tht even …. everyday passing comments like u r dng pg for matrimonial purpose ……wht is the solution to this harrassment…..if I take some action against them they r gng to fail me in my exam ….left with no option but to get tortured on everyday basis .

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    Dr Ramesh vardhan August 30, 2018, 9:04 pm

    VERY IMPORTANT THING I FORGET TO MENTION IS FEVOURATISM OF THEIR OWN CASTE POST GRADUATES VERY RAMPANT. AND ALSO THOSE WHO ARE BEING CLOSE TO INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE LIKE POLITICANS, BABUS THE BUEROCRATES AND FILTHY RICH WHO CAN GIFT AWAY CARS, JEWELRIES AND CASH. THERE ARE INSTANCES WHERE DURING P G COURSE BEING MARRIED , BECOMING PRAGENT AND DELIVERED , THAT MEANS REMAIND ABSENT FOR HALF OF THE TIME. THE GUIDE HAPPEN TO BE SENATE MEMBER LOOKED AGTER EVERY THING STARTING GETTING HER ATTENDANCE, COMPLETED THE THESIS AND EVEN GOT HER A DEGREE BY GETTING HIS FRIENDS AS EXAMINERS. THE SO CALLED INSTITUTION CALLED U S G MACHINE AS A GIFT IN RETURN TO FRVOER.THIS IS A FACT …… I AM SICK AND TIRED OF SUCH NASTY THINGS . RASCALS TURNED THE SO CALLED NOBLE PROFEESION IN TO FILTH PRODUCING FACTORING.

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    Dr. Rashmi Sharma August 16, 2018, 10:02 pm

    A very good stepindeed.I have seen some very bright medical students undergoing severe psychiatric illnesses due to the inhuman treatment meted out to then and also the very high patient load in Govt Medical college hospitals leads to more suffering to the doctors and patients both.Why cannot MCI fix the doctor to patient bed ratio for these colleges

  4. though late but a very important & necessary start, treat juniors like educated & respectable human beings. For God\’s sake, seniors, stop behaving like demi-gods.

  5. No body is perfect on earth .sexual harassment in medical colleges misusing by pg\’s or there professors to make scape goats of fellow professors due to some gredge or professional rivalry. Sexual harrasenment is missused by lady pg students , pg studuy defenetly difficult ,some dedication should be their. Some C.l. VenKatrao\’s, in a.p selfstyled top party doctors association president is eccentric, big psycho unnessarely sending false reports . Make the competent doctors defunct. I donot why mci andhra pradesh giving due value for his letters. He failed in life misarbully,in practice or else become eccentrics he holds a degree that medical gastro enterologist. 1st lndian medical association,new Delhi look in to this matter & put him in tihar jail, save doctors from his mad clutches …….