By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Apr 20, 2020 18:52 IST
A Female AIIMS Resident Doctor attempted suicide, NCW takes Suo-Moto

On 20 April, 2020 ‘Delhi Commission for Women’ issued a notice regarding the attempted suicide by a resident female doctor of AIIMS asking for the reports and about the matter from the AIIMS.

NCW Notice to AIIMS over Female doctor's Suicide Attempt

The Delhi Commission for Women has taken Suo-moto cognizance on reports of suicide attempted by a female resident doctor of AIIMS allegedly due to repeated sexual harassment and caste discrimination by the faculty. Commission has instituted an inquiry into the matter.

It is a very serious matter. It is critical that exemplary action is taken against the perpetrators of cast and gender biased violence, said the Swati Maliwal the Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women in the issued notice.

notice issued by the Dlehi Commission for Women

In the light of the matter, the commission has instituted an inquiry. The notice has also requested to provide all the information related to the matter to the commission.

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  1. Copies of all complaints received from the victim till date and action taken report on each.
  2. Whether the complaint was dealt by the internal complaint committee. If not, please provide the reasons for the same. If yes, please provide the report of the committee.
  3. Details of the action taken against the accused faculty member after the said incident was reported.
  4. Details of step taken to assist the victim in seeking legal remedies for the aforementioned harassment.
  5. Detailed action taken report in the matter.

Seeing the gravity of the matter, the commission also asked to provide the reports latest by 25.04.2020.

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