Sexual harassment at GMSH-16: Nurse withdraws complaint, butdoctor accepts he held her hand
A student of Diplomate of National Board (DNB) under National Board of Examination at Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16 (GMSH-16), who was accused of sexually harassing a nurse of the hospital has accepted that he had held the woman's hand.
However, while speaking to the inquiry committee, Sandeep claimed that there was no ill intention.
According to sources in GMSH-16, the inquiry which was conducted by Dr Nirlep Kaur, head, gynaecology, who also heads the hospital's Committee Against Sexual Harassment at Work Places had summoned both Dr Sandeep and the nurse on Friday.
Meanwhile, the complainant appeared before the committee and said she wanted to withdraw the complaint and wasn't speaking under any pressure.
Following this, the hospital administration is in a strange paradox. A senior official of the hospital, who wished not to be named, said on the one hand, it had been confirmed that the incident mentioned in the complaint did happen, on the other hand there was no complainant in the case.
Therefore, to examine the case, UT's health services director Dr VK Gagnja has constituted another committee, which comprises hospital's law officer, medical superintendent Dr Vandana Gupta and joint medical superintendent Dr G Dewan.
The committee will examine that whether the case can be taken forward without existence of a complaint.
When contacted, Dr Gagneja confirmed that they were examining the case from legal point of view.
However, Dr Sandeep didn't answer phone calls despite repeated attempts.
Significantly, Dr Sandeep was suspended on Wednesday following the complaint of sexual harassment.