Nursing Officer at AIIMS Rishikesh Detained for Molestation of Junior Resident Doctor

24, May 2024, AIIMS Rishikesh :
AIIMS Rishikesh

A nursing officer at AIIMS Rishikesh was detained by police following accusations of molestation leveled against him by a junior resident doctor in the trauma surgery unit. The incident, which took place on Sunday evening, has sparked outrage and calls for swift justice and stringent action against the accused.

AIIMS Rishikesh

The distressing event came to light when the junior doctor reported that the nursing officer had inappropriately touched her and later sent text messages apologizing for his “immoral” behavior. Disturbed and distressed by the incident, she lodged a formal complaint with the hospital administration on Monday, which led to an internal inquiry.

As news of the incident spread, a video showing the police entering the AIIMS campus to arrest the nursing officer went viral on social media, drawing widespread condemnation and highlighting the need for a safer working environment for healthcare professionals.

“This kind of behavior is absolutely unacceptable,” said one of the junior doctors at AIIMS Rishikesh , We come here to work and serve patients, not to be subjected to harassment. We demand immediate and strict action against the accused to ensure that such incidents do not recur.”

The hospital administration has stated that they are conducting a thorough investigation into the matter. “We have zero tolerance for any form of harassment or misconduct,” said a spokesperson for AIIMS Rishikesh. “We are cooperating fully with the police investigation and are committed to ensuring a safe and respectful working environment for all our staff.”

The police have confirmed that the accused nursing officer is currently in custody and that a formal investigation is underway. “We are taking this case very seriously and are working diligently to gather all the necessary evidence,” said Rishikesh Police. “The accused will face the full force of the law.”

As the investigation progresses, the medical community at AIIMS Rishikesh and beyond is rallying behind the junior doctor, emphasizing the importance of addressing and rectifying such serious allegations with prompt and decisive action. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing challenges in ensuring a safe and respectful environment for healthcare professionals.

For now, the focus remains on securing justice for the junior doctor and implementing measures to prevent any recurrence of such deplorable acts. The call for justice is clear: immediate and stringent action against the nursing officer to uphold the integrity and safety of the medical profession.

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