Dr Raj Bahadur's resignation accepted : The Tribune India

Dr Raj Bahadur's resignation accepted

Dr Raj Bahadur's resignation accepted

Dr Raj Bahadur

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11

The Punjab Government has accepted the resignation of Dr Raj Bahadur as the Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.

What made medical varsity vc quit

  • Resignation came in the wake of his “humiliation” by Health Minister
  • Dr Bahadur was forced to lie on dirty mattress in hospital by Jouramajra
  • CM Mann expressed regret and asked him to reconsider decision

Sources in the Chief Minister’s office said the resignation had been sent to Governor Banwarilal Purohit for final approval. The resignation came in the wake of a controversy over the eminent doctor being “humiliated” and forced to lie on a dirty mattress in the hospital by state Health Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra during his inspection of the hospital late last month.

The incident had caused embarrassment to the government, with people from all walks of life supporting Dr Bahadur and condemning the Health Minister for the incident.

A day after the incident, Dr Bahadur had resigned as Vice-Chancellor, even though Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had spoken to him and expressed regret over the incident.

Sources said Mann tried to impress upon Dr Bahadur to reconsider his decision of quitting. The doctor, however, said it was difficult to carry on after the way he was humiliated, said the sources.

Tribune Shorts


Top News

Ten killed as avalanche hits a group of 29 mountaineers in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district; 8 rescued

Ten killed as avalanche hits a group of mountaineers in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district; 8 rescued

The team consisted of trainee mountaineers from the Nehru In...

Pahari community in Jammu and Kashmir to get reservation, says Amit Shah

Pahari community in Jammu and Kashmir to get reservation, says Amit Shah

Says won’t affect the reservation for Gujjars under the ST c...

Accused in murder of J-K DG Prisons was aggressive and in depression: Police

Accused in murder of J-K DG Prisons was aggressive and in depression: Police

A personal diary of the accused that has been seized by the ...

Appropriate measures put in place to deal with Chinese activities along LAC: IAF chief

Appropriate measures put in place to deal with Chinese activities along LAC: IAF chief

Addressing a press conference ahead of the Air Force Day on ...


Cities

View All