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PGI Doctor attempt to suicide

punjab news express | July 21, 2023 04:16 PM

PGI Doctor attampt suicide

CHANDIGARH: A resident doctor at PGIMER’S hepatology department attempted suicide on the institute’s campus on Tuesday following alleged harassment by an associate professor of the department. The doctor injected himself with midazolam, a drug used to produce sleepiness and relieve anxiety before surgery or certain procedures, but was saved in time by his peers.

Before talking the extreme step, the doctor wrote a detailed statement, seeking that his senior be charged with abetment to suicide, as he had made his life unbearable since he joined the institute. He mentioned being subjected to personal humiliation during rounds recently, where the senior doctor told him that he should go and drown somewhere.

In the note, he expressed that it was his dream to pursue MD and DM form PGIMER, and although he had achieved both, he found the environment toxic. While no police complaint was submitted, PGIMER director Dr Vivek Lal has formed a committee to look into the matter.

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