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4th Case of Doctor Suicide reported from BJMC Ahmedabad in 2022, this time a 3rd year MD Medicine
Ahmedabad: In an unfortunate incident, a third-year MD (medicine) resident doctor of BJ Medical College (BJMC) in Ahmedabad allegedly died by suicide in his hostel room after injecting a poisonous substance. This is the fourth case of doctor suicide reported from the BJMC Ahmedabad in 2022. The doctor has been identified as a 26-year-old, third-year MD (Medicine) student from...
Ahmedabad: In an unfortunate incident, a third-year MD (medicine) resident doctor of BJ Medical College (BJMC) in Ahmedabad allegedly died by suicide in his hostel room after injecting a poisonous substance. This is the fourth case of doctor suicide reported from the BJMC Ahmedabad in 2022.
The doctor has been identified as a 26-year-old, third-year MD (Medicine) student from Noblenagar. After completing his MBBS from another medical college in Ahmedabad city, he took medical admission for MD (Medicine) course at BJ Medical College on the Civil Hospital campus in Asarwa.
The deceased committed suicide on November 4 by injecting a harmful substance which is yet to be identified by the police. On Sunday, one of his classmates was looking for him at around 8 pm. When his classmate entered his room, he found him lying unconscious and immediately alerted the hostel administration.
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The deceased was in critical condition and was taken to the trauma centre of the medical college where the doctors declared him dead at 9.20 pm during his treatment.
Later the police were informed of the situation. Upon their arrival, the police entered Pawar's room but found no suicide note was found. While investigating the case, the classmate who found the doctor in an unconscious state alleged that he was going through mental stress as the work pressure at the medical college was bothering him.
Therefore, the police indicated that the reason behind his suicide could be the work and study pressure of the medical college. However, the cause will be determined only after the release of the postmortem report.
According to the police, his body was sent for postmortem, and to understand what drove him to take this step, the police have yet to record the statements of his family members.
Since the cops did not find any suicide notes, they seized his mobile phone to get any additional information related to his suicide. The police will look for any messages he had sent before committing suicide.
However, the rising number of suicide cases in BJ Medical college has sparked concerns among the authorities and the students.
A senior doctor at BJMC told The Indian express, "He had some psychiatric issues and was admitted to the psychiatry ward at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital a couple of times. He was on pharmacotherapy as well as psychotherapy. Looks like he injected himself with some anaesthetic but we can only confirm after the postmortem report is out."
Although the rising suicide cases have become a serious matter at BJ Medical College, the fact that concerns the most is that 4 medicos have committed suicide due to various reasons including pressure of both work and study in the past months.
Concerned about the unfortunate case of Pawar, a doctor also highlighted the past suicide incidents of the students at the medical college to Twitter asking whether the suicides were "Normal or acceptable"
#Suicide— DR MANJEET DHIMAN 💎 (@DrManjeet05) December 6, 2022
-Dr Kapil Parmar ( MD medicine 3rd yr)
-Dr Hardik Raiyani ( MD medicine)
-Dr Harsh Patel ( MD dermatology)
-Dr Sachin Choudhary ( MD opthal )
All these were residents of BJ Medical college #Ahmedabad ,died due to Suicide.
Is it Normal or acceptable? #MedTwitter pic.twitter.com/yZorn7NsoR
To control the increasing number of suicides in the medical fraternity, the National Medical Commission (NMC) had decided to take note of the work hours and the time of study of resident doctors from all the medical colleges. In hope of resolving the issue, NMC issued a circular to all the medical colleges in this regard.
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