Patna doctor held for boozing, another absconding; PMCH forms panel to search hostels
After cops, it’s now the turn of a doctor to be arrested under Bihar’s stringent prohibition law. While one doctor of the Patna Medical College Hospital has been arrested, the other is absconding.patna Updated: May 11, 2017 17:53 IST
The Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) on Thursday gave its go-ahead to a five-member committee to search its student hostels, after two of its doctors were charged with consuming alcohol on the medical college campus in dry Bihar.
While one doctor has been arrested, the other is absconding. The authorities have reasons to believe that contraband could be seized during the raid.
Dr Akhilesh Kumar was arrested on Wednesday after he tested positive in the breathalyser test. He is a final year post graduate (PG) diploma student of tuberculosis and chest diseases at the PMCH.
Kumar has, however, claimed that he was framed in the case after a tiff with a colleague.
Dr Sanjay Kumar Baitha, a PG degree final year student of pathology, who faces the same charge, is absconding. Both Kumar and Baitha, who graduated from the Darbhanga Medical College Hospital, were reportedly involved in a drunken brawl on the college campus.
The search committee is headed by professor and head of department of surgery, Dr Ajit Bahadur Singh. It comprises representative of the district magistrate, PMCH officer on special duty Dr Kumar Arun, superintendents of the respective hostels and a police representative, said PMCH principal Dr SN Sinha.
If medical college sources were to be believed, Kumar ,a resident of Telhara village under Hilsa sub-division of Nalanda district, was also under the scanner for ragging.
The PMCH has total eight hostels -- six for boys and two for girls --having a capacity to accommodate around 1,350 medicos. There are five undergraduate boys hostel, one PG boys hostel, besides two girls hostels --one each for undergraduate and PG medicos.
Six police officials were already being tried under the state’s stringent prohibition law.