Madhya Pradesh medical exam bloopers: Newly-recruited male, female cops examined in same room by male doctors

Medical examinations of newly-recruited police constables in Madhya Pradesh are turning out to an unending saga of blunders and embarrassment for the government.

Published: 03rd May 2018 05:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd May 2018 06:21 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHOPAL: Medical examinations of newly-recruited police constables in Madhya Pradesh are turning out to an unending saga of blunders and embarrassment for the government.

Just days after the government was issued a notice by the National Human Rights Commission for writing caste identities on the chests of newly-recruited constables during  medical examination at Dhar district hospital, another shocker has been reported during the same exercise.

This time, newly-recruited male and female police constables were examined in the same room by male doctors at the Bhind district hospital.

While the primary medical examination of the female candidates was done by a woman doctor in the Outdoor Patient Department (OPD), they were later sent for height measurements to the room where semi-nude male candidates were being examined.

With just one woman doctor on duty, the hospital administration didn’t think twice before examining the semi-nude male candidates before female recruits, who stood embarrassed while their height was measured in the same room by male hospital staff.

With the videos of the shocking episode going viral, the Bhind district administration has ordered an enquiry. “A probe has revealed that the primary medical examination of the female candidates was done by a woman doctor in the OPD, but the female candidates were later sent for height measurement to the room where male candidates were being examined. We’ve sought a detailed explanation from the district hospital’s civil surgeon. Also, we’ve ordered the suspension of the in-charge of the medical board under whose supervision the medical examination was done,” Bhind District Collector Illayaraja T said on Wednesday.

Civil surgeon Dr A Mishra said caution notices were issued to the concerned staff. “An enquiry has been initiated against the staff responsible for the act. From today, we’ve tasked a woman doctor and female nurse for examining the female candidates,” said Mishra. According to Mishra the hospital has four female doctors, but just one was on OPD duty, as other three are on sick leave.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp