The VC of Punjab Medical University resigned after being forced to lie on the health minister’s dirty hospital bed. IMA condemned the ‘disgraceful’ act.

Faced with a practice that the Indian Medical Association (IMA) termed as “disgraceful”, Raj Bahadur, one of the country’s top orthopedic surgeons and vice-chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), has Resignation sent.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann asked Bahadur to lie down on a dirty patient’s bed while examining Health Minister Chetan Singh Joramajra.

Visitors to hospitals across the state were outraged at the poor condition of the mattress in Joramajra Hospital and reprimanded the VC in this regard. He said complaints were received about dirty beds being covered with white sheets and asked the VC to lie on the bed in front of other doctors and nurses.

In a video posted by news agency ANI on Friday, the AAP minister places his left hand on the shoulder of 72-year-old Bahadur and places him on a bed inside the Skin and VD Department of Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital. leading to, which falls under it. BFUHS.

Joramajara said that the VC had all the powers to rectify the issues but still did not do so. While he was encouraging Bahadur to lie down on the bed, some of the people accompanying the minister lifted the mattress to talk.

The minister’s actions did not go down well as many pointed out that the VC is a famous doctor in charge of university and college affairs and such matters are seen as “low level”.

In a statement, the Punjab branch of the IMA said it was “deeply saddened by the disgraceful act” and asked the chief minister to “intervene and apologize to the minister”. “Otherwise, the IMA will consider taking drastic action to restore the prestige and dignity of the medical community,” IMA state president Dr Paramjit Singh Mann said in a statement.

The Indian Ortho Association has also condemned the incident.

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