Although ragging has now become less rampant over the last few years, it is still a norm, especially in a few medical colleges and hostels.
In one such curious case of Gujarat University – an alleged ragging complaint was made by an MBBS student in March 2021. The incident of a 3rd-year resident doctor of Shardaben hospital of Ahmedabad being abused by a senior resident doctor has come to the varsity authority’s attention. In the incident, the doctor has alleged that a senior resident doctor had abused, misbehaved, and insulted her in front of the staff. Moreover, he had pushed her out of the operation theatre without any valid reason.
After the girl filed a complaint against the doctor in March, the UGC’s anti-ragging helpline did reach out to the hospital management, which pleaded ignorance about the complaint.
As per the senior doctor, the situation got out of hand after the reported incident of misjudgment in the surgery of a patient in an emergency room and he also alleged that the ruckus was started by the complaint.
An official at the anti-ragging helpline said that the incident took place at a hospital and despite the alleged incident happening in March, no concrete action has been taken.
Officials of GU on the other hand said that the ragging complaint has remained unattended because the hospital is not under GU’s purview despite the fact that the person against whom the complaint was filed is a varsity student.
GU’s Vice-Chancellor Himanshu Pandya and the Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) heads denied having knowledge of any such complaint.