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Hostel warden removed, FIR against 5 doctors in Sakshi Gupta suicide case

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July 19, 2019, 10:22 am

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Sakshi Gupta who committed suicide.

Jaipur: SMS Medical College administration removed hostel warden BS Meena two days after after Sakshi Gupta – a resident doctor at Sanganeri Gate Zanana Hospital, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself. An FIR has also been registered against five doctors who were accused by Sakshi’s family members of harassing her.

The probe committee chairman Dr Shashimohan Sharma said that the warden was removed following the demand of Sakshi’s family members for the same.

“We have instructed all hospital superintendents to prepare a duty chart and determine work hours for resident doctors,” said Dr Sharma.

Sakshi’s colleagues alleged that they are forced to work over 20 hours a day. Despite this, they are scolded and harassed by doctors.

Sakshi’s father also alleged that these doctors forced Sakshi to work for 12-20 hours a day. The police didn’t find any suicide note, sources said.

Sakshi, a resident of Fazilka in Punjab, was a MS (gynaecology) student and working as a junior resident doctor at Sanganeri Gate Women Hospital. She got her MBBS degree from Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot of Punjab in 2017. The medical college administration set up a probe committee and directed it to submit a report in the matter.

Sakshi used to complain about harassment by seniors when she spoke with her family members over phone, the father alleged.

First published: July 19, 2019