Docs go flip-flop before saying ?yes?
?SHE WAS not raped,? maintained Balrampur doctors in the morning and by the evening they said, ?she was!? This is how Monday saw yet another drama in Balrampur Hospital campus where rumour mills went overactive on the medical reports of the woman who was allegedly raped in Balrampur Hospital premises on April 6 by a Fourth Class employee.india Updated: Apr 11, 2006 00:19 IST
“SHE WAS not raped,” maintained Balrampur doctors in the morning and by the evening they said, “she was!”
This is how Monday saw yet another drama in Balrampur Hospital campus where rumour mills went overactive on the medical reports of the woman who was allegedly raped in Balrampur Hospital premises on April 6 by a Fourth Class employee.
Since morning, hospital authorities have been tight-lipped over the medical examination report. Finally, the rape was confirmed.
On Monday, when the medical examination report from the Dufferin hospital was given to the authorities, the Balrampur Hospital authorities chose to remain silent.
“We did not know exactly what was in the report for it is a confidential report,” said hospital director Dr SS Srivastava. He could only narrate the additional security measures that were taken for female patients. “We have completely restricted the entry of male attendants into the female wards, except during the visiting hours,” he said. Police, however, confirmed the rape with the lady. “The medical examination report has confirmed the rape and the accused has already accepted his act,” said the SO of Wajirganj police station SS Solanki.
The female patient, was admitted for tumour in stomach was raped by a class four employee (sweeper) Anil Kumar on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, in the ward number 24.
Anil had taken the lady to the ward stating there was a need to administer her an injection and that was to be done in the ward number 24. After the women reached ward number 24, she was locked and raped by the employee Anil Kumar.
The matter came to ligth only next morning when entire administration got active and the offender was arrested.
Surprisingly, all this happened inside female ward wher entry of males is banned after visiting. Women organisations had also got active demanding immediate action in to the case and a speedy enquiry.
Meanwhile, Balrampur rape case has sent hospital authorities on a hunt for other such employees after they received many unconfirmed reports of such crimes having gone unnoticed. “We cannot pinpoint as to who they are and when they did so without confirmed reports. But, as per sources we have got four names.
After internal investigations are over, they will be served notices to explain why their names have figured in such activities,” authorities said and added, “this will not only serve as a disciplinary warning to those who might attempt such things in future but also as a confidence-building exercise among patients.”
“We have decided to clean up the campus of such employees. A team of officials has been assigned the task of searching such employees,” said the director Dr Srivastava. He said that a watch was being kept on the activities of the employees specially during the night and any complaint from the patients would be taken seriously.