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Faridkot Medical College moves to prevent ragging by sending senior MBBS students on 10 days leave

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Faridkot Medical College moves to prevent ragging by sending senior MBBS students on 10 days leave

Faridkot: In order to prevent any ragging incident taking place at the institute, the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College authorities have now given 10 days leave to all its senior MBBS students.

Confirmation to this effect has been given by Dr Raj Bahadur, Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), under which GGSMC falls.

The step has been taken in view of the directions of Union Health MinistryPrevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Medical Colleges/Institutions Regulations, which will safeguard 175 fresh MBBS students, whose classes commenced from September 9, for the academic session 2019-20.

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It has been noted that the most probable spot for ragging fresh MBBS students is common joints including hostels, medical college canteens and hostel messes. Keeping this in view, it has been decided to send the senior medicos (2nd year and above) back to their houses and not allow any of them to stay in the college hostel for a period of ten days, as per a report by The Tribune

Only the interns among the senior students are permitted to stay back and continue their internship in the medical college and hospital.

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As per the Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Medical Colleges/Institutions Regulations, the fresh MBBS students are supposed to be sheltered in a different hostel block. However, since this facility is absent as of now, the senior MBBS students will be kept under strict vigil and their movement in the hostel premises and access to freshers’ hostel will be monitored. Even the security guards, wardens, canteen and mess staffs have been instructed to immediately inform the authorities in case of any suspected ragging.

Moreover, the freshers who close their eyes to any ragging incident as a victim or a witness and do not inform the authorities about the same will also be punished.

Also Read: Ragging at AIIMS: 9 MBBS students suspended

Once the senior medical students are back, GGSMC will conduct orientation programmes in the medical college for sensitization and counselling of both freshers and seniors.

“There would be organised cultural, sports and other activities to provide a platform to the freshers and the seniors to interact in the presence of faculty members,” the VC told The Tribune.

As per the daily, 50 MBBS students out of these 175 belong to the AIIMS, Bathinda, who have their transit camp in Faridkot till the completion of the AIIMS building. AIIMS Bathinda has recently begun its maiden batch with 50 MBBS students

Read Also: AIIMS Bathinda welcomes its maiden 50 MBBS students

Ragging

Any conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of harassing, teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any other student, indulging in rowdy or undisciplined activities which causes or is likely to cause annoyance, hardship or psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student or asking the students to do any act or perform something which such student will not in the ordinary course and which has the effect of causing or generating a sense of shame or embarrassment so as to adversely affect the physique or psyche of a fresher or a junior student.

  • Abetment to ragging
  • Criminal conspiracy to rag
  • Unlawful assembly and rioting while ragging
  • Public nuisance created during ragging
  • Violation of decency and morals through ragging
  • Injury to body, causing hurt or grievous hurt
  • Wrongful restraint
  • Wrongful confinement
  • Use of criminal force
  • Assault as well as sexual offences or even unnatural offences
  • Extortion
  • Criminal trespass
  • Offences against property
  • Criminal Intimidation
  • Attempts to commit any or all of the above mentioned offences against the victim(s)
  • Physical or psychological humiliation
  • All other offences following from the definition of “Ragging”

Read Also: MCI Amendment redefines Ragging



Source: with inputs
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