Before Dr. Payal Tadvi Suicide Case, Nair Hospital Received 4 Complaints Of Ragging: RTI

The first complaint was received by two resident junior doctors against a second-year senior doctor in 2014. Another 2 complaints were registered in 2015 through a toll-free number that was provided by the anti-ragging committee.

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In a recent Right To Information (RTI) filed by activist Shakeel Ahmed Shaikh, it was revealed that BYL Nair Hospital had received four complaints of ragging before Dr. Payal Tadvi's suicide case came to light. 

As per the official response, the first complaint was received by two junior resident doctors against a second-year senior doctor in 2014. Another two complaints were registered in 2015 through a toll-free number that was provided by the anti-ragging committee followed by a complaint by Dr. Payal Tadvi herself in 2018. 

Also Read: Dr. Payal Tadvi Suicide Case: Bail Hearing For Accused To Happen Without Video Recording

The hospital’s anti-ragging committee has conducted 21 meetings sin­ce August 2013 to discuss these issues with students and parents alike.  However, in a shocking revelation made by the report, it came to light that the panel had actually met students personally only on one occasion i.e. in August 2017, which was after receiving four complaints. The report further states that the hospital authorities had suspended two students for six months from the hostel and two other students were suspended permanently after complaints were registered against them. 

Notably, last week, BYL Nair Hospital became the first hospital in Mumbai to appoint a counsellor for doctors' grievances and held a meeting among the senior and junior doctors to ease them about the tense atmosphere that has currently gripped the hospital. 

Also Read: Security Lapse: 5-Day-Old Baby Abducted From BYL Nair Hospital

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