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‘Suspend CMO of hospital that refused to treat rape victim’

September 12, 2017 01:44 am | Updated 01:44 am IST - NEW DELHI

Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday asked Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal to suspend the doctor responsible for referring a rape victim from Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya to another Delhi government hospital without following standard operating procedures.

Mr. Jain said that a preliminary inquiry by the Directorate-General of Health Services has found the Chief Medical Officer of the casualty wing at fault for not treating a five-year-old girl, brought in on September 9, who was raped by a peon at her school.

The CMO said that since it was a children’s hospital and did not have a gynaecological department, the child was referred to Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Hospital, said Mr. Jain.

“But, according to the procedures laid down for such cases, they should have given initial treatment to the patient, informed the Child Welfare Committee, arranged for an ambulance with a doctor or female attendant to accompany her and then referred her elsewhere,” said the Minister.

Staff to join probe

Meanwhile, in the alleged rape case of the five-year-old girl, the police on Monday asked the school owner and staff members to join the probe. DCP (Shahdara) Nupur Prasad said that since several allegations were made against the school, they had to record their version. The police are also investigating if the school was following the guidelines as per the standard norms. In case any lapses were found, appropriate action would be taken, the police said.

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