After students complain, govt transfers faculty member at hospital
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The Health department has transferred a faculty member in the department of psychiatry at G B Pant Hospital after nine postgraduate students of the department alleged that the teacher and her husband, who also works in the same department, were "harassing" them.
Health Minister Dr A K Walia said after the students complained to the government and the dean of the hospital, on November 22, an enquiry by the health secretary was ordered into the issue.
Following the probe, the faculty member was repatriated to the Central government health services. "Since the doctor was from the Central government cadre, we transferred her. We are also keeping a watch on her husband. For the moment, no punitive action has been taken against him as there is a shortage of faculty at the hospital," an official said.
The nine MD students — who submitted signed petitions to the Union Health Minister, the Delhi Health department, and dean and director of GB Pant Hospital — were on strike since November 22.
They demanded that the couple be transferred to other teaching hospitals under Delhi University, alleging that they were being harassed by the two. Students in their letter, a copy of which is available with Newsline, alleged that the couple did not allow them to treat "aggressive patients" properly, threatened them with failing them in their exams and verbally abused them.
The two faculty members were not available for comment.