The SCB Medical College and Hospital continues to be in news for the wrong reasons with the two-member team from the National Commission for Women accusing the authorities of non-cooperation during the visit on Friday.
The team led by NCW member Hemlata Kheria was reportedly not allowed inside the ENT ward when they had come to visit the alleged Khandapada rape victim and see her condition. The doctor on duty reportedly demanded identity proof while the authorities did not cooperate when the team wanted to examine the medical records.
While leaving the hospital, the members told mediapersons that they had come on a fact finding visit in the case and had given prior information to the SCBMCH authorities of their visit to the hospital. Though protocol mandates extension of all assistance to them, they did not get any cooperation from the hospital authorities, the members alleged.
The 16-year-old tribal girl is being treated at the ENT ward with serious throat wounds. She was allegedly raped and stabbed in the throat by the miscreants near her village at Kandhamirigi under Khandapada police limits of Nayagarh district on August 20.