Delhi school rape: Satyendar Jain suspends city hospital CMO over negligence in treatment
Jain alleged that the casualty medical officer did not follow the laid down norms or protocols pertaining to a victim of rape.
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain suspended the chief medical officer (CMO) of the Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya (CNBC) and conducted disciplinary action against the director over serious negligence in connection with the rape case of a minor in a school.
According to the reports surfaced by Delhi Police, a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a peon inside the premises of a private school in Shahdara in East Delhi on Saturday.
The accused, Vikas, 40, was arrested on Sunday night, DCP, Shahdara, Nupur Prasad informed.
In a quick action, Jain wrote to Lt Governor Anil Baijal.
Speaking to Mail Today, Jain said: "I have also directed the DGHS to inquire into the incident. The preliminary report with the aforementioned recommendations has been submitted."
Jain alleged that the casualty medical officer did not follow the laid down norms or protocols pertaining to a victim of rape. The victim should have been treated in the hospital itself and should not have been referred to LNJP Hospital.
The patient was transported to LNJP on a bike. Jain said, even while referring, a CATS ambulance should have been used and a woman doctor or an attendant should have accompanied the victim and added that there was grave negligence on the part of the casualty medical officer and the director.
Dr JC Passey, director, Lok Nayak Hopsital said: "Doctors here have treated the victim and now she has been discharged. She is stable now."
Delhi government hospitals have the dedicated facility - 'One Stop Centre' for rape victims. These hospitals include DDU, GTB, Lok Nayak, Sanjay Gandhi Hospital among others.
This incident came a day after a seven-year-old boy's throat was slit allegedly by a bus conductor of a Gurgaon school for allegedly resisting sexual assault - an incident that sent shock waves across the country.
Meanwhile, government has also suspended the director of Babu Jagjiwan Hospital over the allegations of sexual harassment by a female doctor. Goverment has set an inquiry committee on this matter.
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