The letter claimed that the doctor had also written to the Women’s Grievance Cell and SC-ST Welfare Cell of AIIMS, as well as the National SC-ST Commission.
New Delhi| The Resident Doctors Association RDA) of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has written to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday against the inability of the administration to take action on complaints of caste and gender-based discrimination by the faculties.
A dental surgeon of AIIMS, Delhi allegedly attempted suicide over gender and caste-based harassment by senior faculties. The doctor who tried to kill herself is now critical and being treated in the ICU of the hospital.
“We would like to bring to your kind notice a serious event of caste and gender-based discrimination of a Senior Resident of CDER, AIIMS. The Resident has made repeated appeals to the Department, the Director and also has been represented through RDA, AIIMS to the administration,” the RDA’s letter said seeking Health Minister’s intervention in this issue.
“Despite multiple letters (on three different dates), there has been no adequate action to address this issue of grave concern and eventually, leading the Resident to the edge, making her take the drastic step to end her life after losing the hope of justice in this prestigious institute,” the letter read.
The letter claimed that the doctor had also written to the Women’s Grievance Cell and SC-ST Welfare Cell of AIIMS, as well as the National SC-ST Commission, but no cognizance was taken of the complaints.
“The reluctant behavior of the administration and the institute committee led the resident to take such an extreme step of inflicting self-harm. Therefore, we appeal to the administration and the ministries concerned to expedite the process and address this injustice at the earliest. We look upon you for justice to prevail and to ensure that such actions do not happen again,” the letter further read.
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