The MBBS interns demanded that the police withdraw the sexual harassment case and ensure security for doctors at JIPMER.
Puducherry: Demanding security at workplace and withdrawal of sexual harassment case filed against a fellow doctor, the MBBS interns at the renowned Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) staged a protest recently.
The news agency UNI reports that the doctors staged the dharna near the casualty unit to press their demands.
According to a recent report by the Hindu, on March 4, Monday, D Nagar police booked a case of sexual harassment against an unidentified male doctor attached to the outpatient block in JIPMER for allegedly harassing a patient during medical examination early this week.
Informing about the case, the police officials told the daily that the 36-year-old female patient went to the OPD block in the Institute for treatment. She ran out of the examination room, screaming. The female patient had alleged that the doctor attached to the surgery unit in the block allegedly made physical contact and advances with her under the pretext of medical examination.
Subsequently, she along with her relatives lodged a complaint with the D Nagar police who booked a case under Section 354 A (1) (i) of IPC (Assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty)
On the basis of the complaint, the police registered a case of sexual harassment and started the investigation.
Take back the case
In response to the complaint, resident doctors attached to the Institute staged a dharna in front of the Emergency Block alleging that the police had foisted a case against the doctor, reports The Hindu.
The protesters demanded that the police withdraw the case and ensure security for doctors in the hospital.