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Doctor molests patient in Aurangabad Covid Care Centre, suspended; Ajit Pawar calls it ‘alarming’

Ajit Pawar said in the state assembly that a standard operating procedure (SOP) will be formalised before March 31 to ensure such "unfortunate incidents" do not happen at Covid hospitals in future.

Written by Atikh Rashid | Pune |
March 4, 2021 1:16:35 pm
Patient molested in CCC, Covid care centre aurangabad, Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, Aurangabad doctir suspended for molestation, Pune, Indian expressMaharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. (File)

Following reports of molestation of a female patient at a Covid Care Center (CCC) in Aurangabad, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said in the state assembly that a standard operating procedure (SOP) will be formalised before March 31 to ensure such “unfortunate incidents” do not happen at Covid hospitals in future.

He said a primary inquiry has found that the allegations made by the female patient were true.

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A female patient from Padampura in Aurangabad, who was admitted for Covid treatment at a local Covid Care Center earlier this week, has complained that a doctor deployed at the Centre had harassed her with phone calls and had also molested her early morning on Wednesday.

Speaking in the state assembly on Thursday, Pawar said, “It’s a very unfortunate incident. There has been no rape, however, for such an incident to happen in a hospital is very alarming. The government has taken the incident seriously. A primary inquiry has been conducted by a senior female doctor and there appears to be true in the female patient’s allegation. The doctor has been dismissed,” said Pawar.

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