Ragging at Guj medical college: Services of 2 resident doctors terminated, 5 students expelled from hostel

PTI | Vadodara | Updated: 26-07-2021 18:44 IST | Created: 26-07-2021 18:44 IST
Ragging at Guj medical college: Services of 2 resident doctors terminated, 5 students expelled from hostel
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Services of two junior resident doctors of a medical college here in Gujarat were terminated and five third-year MBBS students expelled from the hostel for their alleged involvement in ragging around 60 second-year MBBS students by forcing them to do 100 sit-ups, college officials said on Monday.

The state government has ordered a probe into the allegations of ragging in the college located in the Gotri area of the city.

Appointments of the junior doctors, attached with orthopaedic and surgery departments, were terminated with immediate effect following the ragging incident in the wee hours of Saturday last week in which a student vomited and collapsed and had to be admitted to hospital for treatment, said Dean of Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society's (GMERS) Gotri Medical College, Dr Varsha Godbole.

The college, affiliated to the MS University of Vadodara, is run by GMERS, a society registered with the state government's health and family welfare department.

Taking serious note of the incident, the anti-ragging committee of the college terminated the services of the two junior resident doctors and decided to expel the five third-year MBBS students from the hostel, she said.

The panel took the decisions after holding multiple meetings following the incident, Godbole said.

A decision on whether to allow the five students to complete their academic term will be taken in subsequent meetings, she said. The Vadodara police, in a release said, an inspector attended a meeting of the anti-ragging committee held on Monday.

The committee will prepare a report regarding the incident and an FIR will be lodged accordingly, the police said.

According to Dr Godbole, the incident occurred at around 4 am when around 60 second-year MBBS students were forced out of their beds by a group of third-year students at the behest of two junior doctors and a former student, and made to stand in lines and do 100 sit-ups.

The second-year MBBS students were made to do this as a punishment for some of them being ''disrespectful'' by not fetching milk pouches for their seniors when asked to do so, she said.

''During the sit-ups, one of the students started vomiting and fainted, and had to be admitted to hospital for treatment. He is also traumatised and is being counselled,'' she said.

''We have taken the matter seriously and ordered a probe. Strict action will be taken against all those found involved in the ragging incident,'' said Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Manoj Aggarwal.

Gotri police station Inspector RC Kanamiya said 14 police personnel have been deployed in the college for security.

The police will investigate the role of former students after the committee submits its report, Kanamiya said. PTI KA RSY RSY

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