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PGIMS MD Paediatrics Medico Commits suicide, HOD accused of Harassment

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PGIMS MD Paediatrics Medico Commits suicide, HOD accused of Harassment

Rohtak: In an unfortunate incident  30-year-old doctor who was pursuing MD Paediatrics at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Rohtak (PGIMS Rohtak), allegedly committed suicide in the hostel of the hospital’s campus.

The doctor hailed form Karnataka and his family and colleagues at the hospital have now come forward and levelled allegations against the Head of the Department of Paediatrics of harassment, adding that she even denied him leave to attend his sister’s wedding

Onkar, who lived in Karnataka’s Dharwad, allegedly hung himself from the ceiling of his hostel on Thursday night, Rohtak Police Station SHO Inspector Kailash Chander said.

Mr Chander said Onkar was studying MD (doctor of medicine) in paediatrics and killed himself allegedly due to the harassment he faced from the department head.

“Although he did not leave any suicide note, Onkar’s colleagues and family members alleged that his head of department used to harass him.

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Allegations have also been levelled that she did not grant him leave to attend his sister’s wedding, which was due to be solemnised after a few days,” the SHO said.

“We have booked the accused doctor under Section 306 IPC which pertains to abetment to suicide. No arrest has been made so far and further investigations are underway,” he said.

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After Onkar’s death, some of his colleagues protested demanding the immediate arrest of the doctor who allegedly used to harass him. Doctors from the hospital have taken to social media platforms highlighting the incident and demanding that a proper inquiry be made in the matter.

Young Doctors facing the pressure and harassment from seniors is becoming a growing issue in the Indian Medical Profession. Medical Dialogues had recently reported the unfortunate suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi from Maharashtra who allegedly took the extreme step in the wake of harassment from her seniors who used to make casteist slurs at her.

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Source: with inputs
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  1. Please give them computerised training as it is difficult to train them – Medical profession is very demanding and v get blue eye Bubble babies – Most of them are not able to face the hard work and long working hours where skills and intelligence are required simultaneously – Dark era of patient care and medical education started long back and only worse will happen – Unfortunate combinations – Patients demands and expectations growing exponentially up and ours going down with coming days

  2. Sincere condolences to the family of the deceased student. This news shows the other side of the medical fraternity, ie how they treat their fellow doctors. Doctors want the government to protect them from violent attacks in the work place by the patient\’s relatives which is completely justified. But who will protect the PG students (who have also finished MBBS and thus are already qualified as doctors) from the harassment meted out to them by the seniors? They are not just students because they do real time work as part of their training along with their studies. This is also a loss to the country as one budding specialist in the medical field is lost.

  3. Its all about pressure of work and abuses.residency means you have to learn which includes mistakes also. It is assumed that resident doctor should work for more than 15-18 hrs per day without a break . then only the he can do the works ecpected by consultants. I dont know where is the human rights.

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    Abhishek kumar June 16, 2019, 12:40 pm

    Its a common problem in every medical college.Professors and seniors treat their Juniors as slaves..But one should not commit suicide..

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    Asok Kumar Mandal June 16, 2019, 2:37 pm

    It I don\’t agree that in all medical colleges juniors are ill-behaved by the teachers. Prof.AsokKumar Mandal,Dr B C Roy Postgraduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences, Kolkata.

  6. Professors should remember that they are dealing with students and not qualified doctors. They should correct their mistakes and should not pass ugly comments and hurt their feelings.

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    PVB.Ramalakshmi June 24, 2019, 12:21 pm

    Professors sometimes behave harshly but it does not mean they r illtreating junior residents.The mental makeup of students must be a day\’s children are brought up without learning the courage to stand by themselves.yes doctors have to work hard as it is life and death for patients.

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