Nurse levies false molestation charges on doctor, told to pay Rs 10000 compensation
Ahemdabad: Observing misuse of the law for the protection of women, a judicial court has ordered a nurse attached to a Community Health Centre (CHC) to pay Rs 10,000 compensation to a doctor for levying false charges of molestation against him causing " mental, physical and social harassment."
The court has also ordered the police to lodge an FIR against the nurse for instituting false prosecution against the doctor.
As per a recent media report by Times of India, the case concerned a nurse, who is presently on probation at the Community Health Centre (CHC), Suigam in Banaskantha district, while the doctor is the in-charge superintendent of the facility.
The staff nurse in her submission stated that on On December 12, 2019 night the doctor allegedly touched her and also abused her verbally. She also alleged that the doctor used to intimidate her.
However, after the trial, the court found out that the nurse seemed to be interested in securing a transfer to the native place and she allowed her relatives to spend nights in the CHC room of the facility she was serving.
Taking note of the same, the doctor gave her a strict warning and forbade her from allowing her relatives to sleep or stay in CHC rooms. It was also found that she was directing patients to private hospitals and was discouraging them from seeking treatment in public hospitals. She was reportedly misguiding them by saying that certain kind of facilities which was required in the treatment might not be found in government facilities.