Delhi: Hindu Rao Hospital terminates DNB Orthopedics student, FORDA cries fowl, demands inquiry
New Delhi: Controversy brewed at the North Delhi Municipal Corporation run Hindu Rao Hospital here, after the NDMC commission released termination orders for a DNB orthopedics student on the grounds of allegedly bringing disrepute to the institute.
The official order issued by the medical superintendent (MS) of the Hindu Rao Hospital on Wednesday said, the doctor had been "terminated from his services with immediate effect for bringing disrepute to the institution".
While the reason for the termination has not been clear, news agency IANS reports that the doctor was terminated by the hospital authorities allegedly after he posted a video on his social media page complaining about the mismanagement in the hospital.
Senior authorities in the hospital claimed that the termination came for a video that the doctor posted about a month ago, where he was seen showing leaking water from hospital ceiling and other mismanagement. Singh was also given a show cause notice for the same by the hospital authorities.
"You have bypassed the available channels to you for addressing your grievance and directly recorded it to social media, which is an objection," the letter issued on March 16 read.
Singh was then given 24 hours to explain himself and now has been terminated
Another dispute between him and the authorities has been over distribution of face masks by the doctor. The doctor told IANS that the termination came after he distributed face shields procured through an NGO, among the residents doctors.
"I had distributed face shields among the doctors which I got from an NGO, but the Medical Superintendent of the hospital told me to return them. I even tried getting them back but the other doctors denied returning them, and now this has caused me the job," he said.
On the other hand North Delhi Municipal Commissioner Varsha Joshi claimed that the DNB student, "diverted donated materials which were to be entered in the stock of HRH by directly entering into correspondence with the donor agency which was already being communicated with by the MS". "He then proceeded to distribute the materials himself to whoever he pleased," she said in the tweet.
The termination has indeed angered the Delhi resident doctors body, as the doctor was terminated without even an inquiry
Joshi confirming his termination noted that since the medico was not an employee of the hospital, hence the matter of having an "inquiry committee doesn't apply".
Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) which has demanded an fair inquiry into the matter. In a letter written to the health minister, the body pointing that the service of each and every doctors is crucial at this moment requested the minister to re-instate the doctor and to constitute a committee and conduct a fair investigation into the matter once COVID-19 crisis of over
Regarding termination of DNB Resident doctor of Hindu Rao Hospital #Covid19India @suraiya95 @NorthDMCSwachh @profplal @drharshvardhan @DrHVoffice @MoHFW_INDIA @ANI @journo_priyanka @drpankajsolanki @DrSaurav5 @hemantrajora_ pic.twitter.com/D73GnGs3Oe— FORDA INDIA (@FordaIndia) April 17, 2020