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Resident Doctor commits suicide; Dean, HoDs booked for Abetment


Resident Doctor commits suicide; Dean, HoDs booked for Abetment

Surat: In an unfortunate incident, a 24 year old resident doctor working with the Government Medical College (GMC) Surat, ended his life by jumping off an under-construction building at the New Civil Hospital (NCH) campus. The doctor was pursing his Masters in Surgery at the said college.

A Suicide note was recovered by the police from the spot, where the medical student/ doctor, Dr Dhaval Dinesh Parmar was seen blaming work pressure and torture. TOI quotes his suicide note as stating

“Compressed, Depressed, tortured, 24 hours duty, no leave, still work should be perfect? How can this happen? I love dad and Mom..”

In a state of shock after losing their son, the doctor’s parents have filed a complaint with the police accusing his seniors of harassing Dhaval. In his complaint the father of the deceased alleged that Dhaval had joined GMC Surat 15 months ago to pursue masters of surgery. His senior doctors Milan and Naresh were harassing him mentally and physically. They also made caste specific slur for Dhaval and due to their harassment the deceased ended life,  reports TOI.

In his complaint, he also added the name of HODs, and the dean of the medical college stating that they would make casteist remarks against him, and would harrass him regularly, adding that he was informed about the harassment a day before the doctor committed suicide. The doctor’s parents had come to meet him to discuss his issues on Tuesday, but Dhaval took the extreme step before their arrival.

Based on his compliant, police booked senior resident doctors in surgery department Dr Milan, Dr Naresh Makwana, as well as Dr Nimesh Verma, head of surgery, Dr Jayesh Brahmbhatt, dean of GMC, and Dr Ganesh Govekar, head of the forensic department. They have been booked for relevant IPC provisions on abetting suicide as well as  SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, following allegations levelled by the father of the deceased.




Source: with inputs
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    gurudutt joshi July 9, 2017, 7:44 am

    Regrets for such an unfortunate that an untoward incident happened. The question of workload may be a debatable issue however,Without the charges are proven by law just making allegations are not sufficient to prove a crime , as far as atrocity act is concerned, remember, one of his senior against whom allegations are made of torturing ,belongs to his own sc/ st category. Some times in agony these allegations are made against doctors, by candidates and relatives as a result of frustrations . I hardly agree that after becoming a doctor one can have partiality to such an extent. The atrocity act is unbailable severe and a person like doctor must be knowing the consequencies . The candidate also knowing this fact, could have applied while during residency if the same would be true ( in the past some candidates have done so in the same college), its applied with malintentions many times , and I give you a very good example -During the residents strike in our college , when some miscreants beat and manhandled resident doctors in our college in emergency deptt. ,they were arrested by police on solid grounds and cc tv camera proof, they had nothing left in defence and hence as a last resort they applied a false allegation, just on the basis of atrocity act . How do doctors performing their emergency duty come to know that a particular group of people coming in emergency are belonging to a particular caste ,do you justify it ? As far as work load is concerned , its same for everyone whether it is overload or underload its same for every P.G. candidate whosoever it may irrespective of caste creed and color and race and if its same justice should be for everyone irrespect of anything the question is to handle the stress oneself .

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    Dr abhinav rana July 10, 2017, 9:18 pm

    Basic problem is doctors are worst people on earth sweet to patient cos they earn money from them and worst to there colouges and junior doctors particularly residents forcing them to work for 24-36 hrs so that they enjoy …they should be booked for ragging and under human rights ..but nobody speaks out ..this country was a slave and will remain so forever…doctors make fool say heathy food health lifestyle gud nights sleep to general public so what about the resident doctors …

  3. This is a very sad incident. May his soul rest in peace.
    The issue of harassment has been there in all the medical colleges at various levels. This the legacy left behind by the British system.
    Nobody in any other profession works for more than eight hours a day, except police force, army and the medical profession. Long hours of work does reduce the productivity and reliability in critical judgment. We are not machines.
    Just because someone is a professor in a Medical college , he should not act as god. Let these professors be graded by their original research work and you will know where they stand.
    On the other other hand the PG students also should be prepared to take a bit of stress in their work. Medical profession has its own areas of stress , especially in the surgical branches.
    We cry foul about the reference of caste system. At the same time everyone wants to retain and propagate \”reservation quota based on caste and tribe\”. This is a paradoxical situation .
    There should be continuous evaluation foe the student as well as the teacher. Try to get rid of the caste system at every level.

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    Dr Rakesh Kumar Chak. July 8, 2017, 1:10 pm

    1- In Medical Institution the work should be in broken part not for continuously for 24hrs or 36hrs or 48hrs, so that brain can get rest.
    2- The question is asked to those who are not SC/ST that they have taken birth from other planet mother who has special chromosomes which are not found on this Earth.
    The Dean & other faculty should understand equal to all residents of the the Institution with help in managing pts also.

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    Gurudutt joshi July 9, 2017, 7:37 am

    Its regret that an untoward incident happen.Without the charges are proven by law just making allegations are not sufficient to prove a crime , remember, one of his senior against whom allegations are made of torturing by senior ,belongs to his own sc/ st category. Some times in agony these allegations are made against doctors, as a result of frustrations . The atrocity act is unbailable severe and a person like doctor must be knowing the consequencies . The candidate also knowing this fact, could have applied while during residency if the same would be true ( in the past some candidates have done so in the same college), its applied with malintentions many times , and I give you a very good example -During the residents strike in our college , when some miscreants beat and manhandled resident doctors in our college in emergency deptt. ,they were arrested by police on solid grounds and cc tv camera proof, they had nothing left in defence and hence as a last resort they applied a false allegation, just on the basis of atrocity act . How do doctors performing their emergency duty come to know that a particular group of people coming in emergency are belonging to a particular caste ,do you justify it ? As far as work load is concerned , its same for everyone whether it is overload or underload its same for every P.G. candidate whosoever it may irrespective of caste creed and color and race and if its same justice should be for everyone irrespect of anything the question is to handle the stress oneself .

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    DR S P SHETTY July 7, 2017, 7:15 pm

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    THIS IS THE SITUATION IN ALL THE GOVT MEDICAL COLLEGES WHERE THE SENIOR DOCTORS SHAW THEIR SADISTIC BEHAVIOR AND TORTURE THEIR JUNIORS,ALL THE RESIDENT DOCTORS SHOULD BE COUNSELED PROPERLY, THE CULPRITS WHO KILLED THIS YOUNG RESIDENT DOCTOR SHOULD BE PUNISHED SO THAT IN FUTURE SUCH INCIDENCE SHOULD NOT RECUR, DR S P SHETTY,PAEDIATRICIAN, MUMBAI

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    Dr Lajya Goyal July 7, 2017, 5:03 pm

    Very unfortunate incident. It is high time to improve the working conditions of residents. There should be maximum 12 hours duty in a days. No one should be physically or mentally herassed.mci should incorporate residents work schedule and implement at all India level

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    Dr abhinav rana July 10, 2017, 9:22 pm

    Sit doctors worst people on earth …harass the residents ..are residents not humans ..but can\’t help the public is going against the doctor community is justified when doctors can\’t be gud to there fellow doctors how can they be gud to general public…where is mci ..it quite on working hours so it should be quite in every thing about doctors ..it\’s gud it being dissolved