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‘There should be an attendant with patients'
'Services of the senior resident terminated'
NEW DELHI: A day after the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences terminated the services of a senior resident doctor who allegedly molested an eight-year-old brain tumour patient, the Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) met Institute Director Dr. R. C. Deka on Thursday and demanded that the Institute set up a code of conduct for clinical examination of patients and ensure that this protocol is widely published and strictly implemented.
RDA president Dr. Debajyoti Karmakar said: “After going through this case we want to ensure that doctors working in the Institute are made aware of the code of conduct to follow while examining a patient so that there is no possibility of a situation like this one.”
“On Thursday we met the Institute Director and requested him to ensure that the Institute sets up a code of conduct to be followed for clinical examination and that it is circulated to all the departments of the Institute. This protocol then should be enforced strictly. We also want the Institute to make sure that there is always an attendant when patients are being examined even in the out patient department,'' added Dr. Karmakar.
“This has been a very unfortunate case involving a child though we are not sure whether the senior resident is actually guilty. While the Institute has not made public its inquiry committee report the police too are only examining the matter. We, however, want to ensure that the patients coming to us are safe and have complete faith in the medical staff at this prestigious medical institute,” said Dr. Karmakar.
Institute's spokesperson Dr. Y.P. Gupta noted that the services of the senior resident have been terminated taking into consideration the probe report.
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