A drinking binge turned sour for the dean of Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur.
State Minister for Animal Husbandry Anees Ahmed allegedly caught the dean, Dr SK Bobhate, drinking in his office. Two of his associates were also drinking with him.
Dr Bobhate heads the pathology department, while the others are allegedly staffers of the medical college and hospital.
The incident happened on Sunday night when Ahmed visited the hospital to enquire the condition of a few patients who had been injured in a road mishap. Ahmed then proceeded to Dr Bobhate’s chamber to discuss the patients’ condition. The minister was in for a shock when he saw Dr Bobhate downing liquor along with two others, and immediately alerted the Secretary of Medical Education Bhushan Gagrani, Commissioner of Police Pravin Dixit and the Director of Medical Education Dr Vasudeo Tayade.
Dr Bobhate’s associates managed to escape from the spot while he was caught.
A group of police personnel led by a senior officer reached the spot in some time and sent the dean for a medical test to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur.
The dean had reportedly resisted to undergoing the medical tests. However, he had to give in after Dr Tayade himself ordered the test.
The police said they had recovered three empty liquor bottles and three glasses from the room.
Gagrani confirmed the incident to Hindustan Times and said the government had asked Dr Bobhate to go on long leave till the matter was resolved. “We are awaiting the medical and police reports for further action,” he added.
Meanwhile, Ahmed has sought a stern action against the dean.
One of the associates caught with Dr Bobhate is said to be close to the Minister for Energy and Medical Education Dilip Walse Patil.