The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has taken ‘suo moto’ (on their own) action in case of a suicide attempt by a dental surgeon. The DCW issued notices to Delhi Police and AIIMS management. The woman doctor, at AIIMS, Delhi tried to kill herself allegedly due to gender and caste-based harassment by senior faculty members.
Suicide Attempt and her medical condition
According to a senior resident doctor, she tried to kill herself by taking some pills. But within hours, some of her colleagues found out about it and rushed her to the emergency department of the hospital. Her condition is stable and she is recovering, AIIMS registrar Dr Sanjeev Lalwani said.
Inquiry by Delhi Commission for Women
“This is a very serious matter. It is critical that exemplary action is taken against the perpetrators of caste and gender-based violence,” the DCW said. An inquiry is ordered and the following information needs to be provided:
- Copies of all complaints received from the victim till date and action taken report on each.
- Whether the matter was dealt by the Internal Complaints C or not. Please provide the reasons for the same. If yes, please provide the report of the committee.
- Details of steps taken to assist the victim in seeking legal remedies for the aforementioned harassment.
- Detailed action taken report in the matter.
She had earlier raised the issue with the AIIMS administration but there had been no adequate action. Considering the seriousness of the matter, the information needs to be provided by 25.04.2020.
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