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National level Powerlifting champ joins MBBS, gets ragged at Ernakulam Medical College

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Thiruvananthapuram: In a brutal ragging incident surfaced recently from Government Medical College Ernakulam (GMC Ernakulam), a National Level Powerlifting Champion, who joined MBBS this year at the institute; sustained grievous injury on right shoulder after he was allegedly assaulted by a group of 12 senior medicos.

The fresher MBBS student’s right shoulder bone got dislocated and he was admitted in the medical college hospital for treatment.

In his complaint to the medical college Principal, the MBBS student alleged that 12 senior medical students including house surgeons at the GMC ragged him and displaced his shoulder bone. The incident allegedly took place on November 6 midnight during the arts festival at the medical college campus.

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With the injury; the MBBS student, who is supposed to participate in National Powerlifting competition, in January 2020; may not be able to do so. The doctor has also advised the medico one month rest.

When asked if any action is being taken by the institute authorities on this case, Vice-Principal Dr P Anil Kumar informed Onmanorama that the student’s complaint would be forwarded to the police and a three-member council at the medical college, comprising Heads of Departments (HoDs), would be constituted to probe the ragging incident.

Medical Council of India’s updated definition includes the following to define ragging as, “Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of colour, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background.”

Medical Dialogues had earlier reported the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences (UPUMS) had suspended seven students of the 2018 MBBS batch for three months for ragging the junior students and making them tonsure their heads. A fine of Rs 25,000 was also slapped on each of them. Besides, a penalty of Rs 5,000 was imposed on all 150 students of the 2018 batch.

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    Dr Ramesh vardhan November 10, 2019, 10:45 am

    CONSUMPTION OF ALCHOHAL & SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE COLLEGE PREMISES , ACCESS TO PORNOGRAPHY, , LACK OF DECENT, DEDICATED, DISCIPLED FACULTY MEMBERS, NEW FOUND FREEDOM, EASY MONEY ARE MAIN REASONS FOR THE SUCH AN ABNORMAL, AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR.

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    Dr Sagili Chandarsekhara Reddy November 10, 2019, 9:33 am

    All the students involved must receive punishment as per MCI update definition of ragging, positively to make the student population understand \”RAGGING\” is a serious crime. In my openion, all te involved students should be barred from \”the coming (next) university examination\” so that they will remember the enjoyment of ragging junior students throughout their life. This also will make other students realise ragging is not enjoyable at all.

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