Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 14
Women nurses and staff members of Panchkula’s civil hospital allegedly beat up a doctor over allegations of sexual harassment.
The doctor allegedly sexually harassed a nurse in an isolation ward in the Sector-6 hospital late on July 11.
The hospital’s female staff were holding protests near the chief medical officer’s room, where the doctor had been called for a departmental inquiry over the incident. They allegedly beat him up while he was sitting outside the room.
The nurses have been demanding immediate dismissal of the doctor. Protesters have also accused the hospital’s senior doctors of trying to cover-up the incident.
Protesters also had some heated arguments with a police team that had been sent to the scene to calm the situation and had allegedly roughed up some cops while they were taking the doctor into custody for questioning. A policewoman is believed to have received some bruises in the exchange.
Police registered an FIR in the case on Monday night.
Civil Surgeon Dr Jasjit Kaur said the hospital had instituted an inquiry after the victim had submitted a complaint about the incident.
"The internal committee on sexual harassment has taken the complaint seriously and initiated the inquiry while the doctor has been transferred out of the hospital," she said.
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