2nd-year MBBS students ragged at GMERS Gotri: Two resident doctors of Orthopedic, Surgery depts terminated
Vadodara: Acting immediately on the ragging complaints by second-year MBBS students at GMERS Gotri, the authorities have recently terminated two of its junior resident doctors attached to the orthopaedic and surgery departments for their alleged connection with the incident. In addition, the administration has also complained before the Police against a former student of the college.
It has been alleged by the students that the seniors woke up around 60 second-year MBBS students at 4 am in morning, made them stand in a line, and asked them to do 100 sit-ups.
However, the matter worsened as one of the students started vomiting and he had to be taken to the hospital after he collapsed.
As soon as the students made a formal complaint regarding the issue, the 12-member anti-ragging committee of the college held a meeting on Sunday and took action against the guilty junior resident doctors. The accused third-year students claimed before the panel that they were pressured by the trio including two junior residents and their friend to rag the second-year students.
As per the latest media report by the Times of India, the dean of the institution has confirmed that apart from the three seniors, complaints have been made against a few other third-year students as well.
Although the dean Dr Varsha Godbole has assured that after a proper investigation, those students would also face action, she has also mentioned that those third-year students claimed before the 12-member committee that they were pressured by the trio including two junior residents and their friend to rag the second-year students as they were not showing "respect" to their seniors, adds TOI.
The daily adds that some of the second-year students have also informed the panel that the seniors were liberal with those who could not do sit-ups.
Giving updates regarding the student who collapsed, Dean Godbole said, "The student who has undergone check-up at orthopaedic department is stable. All his reports are normal. But he was already taking psychiatric treatment and the incident has left him traumatized."
"We have terminated two junior residents who were with the orthopaedic and surgery departments. The third one who is said to have accompanied the duo is a former student but not working with us in any capacity. We will be approaching the police on Monday and will take a collective decision regarding him as well," she added.
"We have given assurance to all the students that we will take strict action against all found guilty so that such incident does not get repeated at our college," further added the Dean.