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AIIMS doctor sacked over sodomy charge

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday ordered the termination of the services of a senior resident doctor — of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) — who allegedly sodomised an 8-year-old boy, a brain tumour patient.

Mr. Azad ordered the withdrawal of the registration of J. Seejoy, 30, in the super-speciality M.Ch. course in surgical sciences at the institute to as well.

This is the first time in the history of the 54-year-old institute that the services of a senior doctor has been terminated on the charge of sodomising a patient, official sources said.

A case had earlier been registered against the doctor, following which he was placed under suspension and an internal committee was set up to look into the matter.

The Minister, in his capacity as the president of the premier institute, issued the order after receiving the committee's report.

The boy was admitted on January 18 to the neurosurgery ward for a brain tumour operation. The doctor, on night duty, had allegedly attempted to sodomise the boy on January 23, a day before the child was to be discharged from the hospital. The parents registered a case against the doctor at the Hauz Khas police station after the boy, in spite of having been threatened by the doctor not to disclose the incident to anyone, told them of it after his discharge.


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