38 Medicos from GIMS suspended for Making Reels inside Hospital
Gadag: Taking action against 38 medical students belonging to Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), who made reels on the institute premises, the college authorities have suspended them on Saturday further extending their housemanship posting by 10 days.The students had shot a number of reels, including dancing on popular Hindi, Kannada, and Telugu film songs, which had gone viral on...
Gadag: Taking action against 38 medical students belonging to Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), who made reels on the institute premises, the college authorities have suspended them on Saturday further extending their housemanship posting by 10 days.
The students had shot a number of reels, including dancing on popular Hindi, Kannada, and Telugu film songs, which had gone viral on social media. The public had objected to the act of using the hospital premises, lab and operation theatre for filming entertainment videos, adds IANS.
Since the students shot these videos during the evening and night at the hospital premises, they went unnoticed by the authorities. However, after those videos were posted by the students on social media platforms, they went viral and consequently drew notice of the authorities.
As per the latest media report by Hindustan Times, during the last few days of their MBBS internship, these medicos decided to make it memorable by dancing for Instagram reels. For the location of such reels, they chose the hospital premises where they work daily. After shooting and recording the video at the premises, they shared it on social media with the caption 'Reel it, feel it'.
The students danced to the tune of a Kannada song from the movie 'Premaloka' and a Hindi song from Bollywood movie 'Mohra'. GIMS Director Basavaraja Bommanahalli said he came know about the reels on Saturday.
He told IANS, "I had summoned all the students of which 38 had shot the videos. It was a big crime on their part to use the hospital premises for shooting reels."
"They should have shot the reels in their private spaces. They should not have caused inconvenience to the patients. The students are claiming that they had shot them for the pre-graduation ceremony. But we did not give permission for any such act. Action has been initiated against them," he further added.
These reels have raised question on activities that place on GIMS college and hospital in the public domain. Several netizens expressed concern over the condition of the patients admitted and the monitoring and supervision at the institute. Some of them also questioned when did GIMS turn into a video shooting spot.
"The group includes 15 house surgeons, who will be graduating in the next few months. During our inquiry, they said they did it as part of their pre-graduation celebration. They added that they had studied at GIMS for 5 years and April 7 is their last day in the institution, which is why they shot the video. We told them that they were not supposed to do it on GIMS premises. We have initiated action against them," GIMS Director Dr Basavaraj Bommanahalli told the Times of India.
Meanwhile, the action against these medicos has come a day after the Health Minister of Karnataka Dinesh Gundu Rao terminated a doctor from service for doing pre-wedding photo-shoot inside an operation theatre at the government hospital in Chitradurga district.
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