Punjab Government accepts Dr Raj Bahadur's resignation as Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences : The Tribune India

Punjab Government accepts Dr Raj Bahadur's resignation as Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences

Resignation sent to Governor Banwari Lal Purohit for final approval, say sources

Punjab Government accepts Dr Raj Bahadur's resignation as Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences

Dr Raj Bahadur. Tribune file

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 11

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

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

The incident had become a major embarrassment for the government, with people from all walks of life supporting Dr Raj Bahadur and condemning the Health Minister for the incident.

Day after the incident, Dr Raj 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 sources.

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