LG urged to suspend hospital staff over lapse on minor rape victim

LG urged to suspend hospital staff over lapse on minor rape victim

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday urged Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to suspend a staff member of a city hospital for not taking proper care of a five-year-old rape victim here.

The five-year-old girl student was raped inside her east Delhi school on Saturday and a peon of the school was later arrested on charges of rape.

Talking to reporters on Monday, Jain said he had written to Baijal urging that the casualty medical officer of Chacha Nehru Hospital be suspended over gross negligence of services and also sought action against the hospital Director.

An internal inquiry was ordered by the government on Sunday night after allegations of negligence by the hospital surfaced and the report confirmed negligence on the hospital’s part.

The victim was later shifted to another hospital.

“If they (the hospital) didn’t have facilities to treat her, they should have provided an ambulance or sent a doctor or a hospital staff to accompany the patient to another hospital,” Jain said.

The minister said that such negligence will not be tolerated and promised that the government will take strict action.

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