- Vice Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences resigns
- Punjab Health Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra accused of humiliating
- Raj Bahadur appealed to the CM and said – free us from the post
Punjab News: Punjab Health Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra has faced widespread criticism for forcing Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) Vice Chancellor Raj Bahadur to lie on a dirty mattress in a hospital. Following this incident, Raj Bahadur (71-years) resigned from his post and appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to relieve him. The incident is being told on Friday, when Jauramajra was inspecting Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital.
Surgeon forced Bahadur to lie on the mattress
In a video of the incident viral on the internet, surgeons are seen placing a hand on Bahadur’s shoulder and forcing him to lie down on the same mattress, pointing to the poor condition of a mattress kept in the skin department of Jauramajra Hospital. In the video, the Vice-Chancellor is seen explaining to the Health Minister that he is not responsible for these facilities, to which the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said, “Everything is in your hands.”
However, after the incident, the Vice Chancellor told CM Bhagwant Mann that he cannot work in such an environment and he should be relieved from services. The Vice-Chancellor said on Saturday that he was feeling humiliated by such behavior on the part of the minister.
CM Mann spoke to Jauramajra
On the question of resigning from the post of Vice-Chancellor, he said, “I have conveyed my pain to the Chief Minister and said that I feel humiliated.” According to sources, the Chief Minister has spoken to Jauramajra, taking a strong stand on the incident. Mann has also asked Bahadur to meet him next week.
Meanwhile, the minister has faced criticism from various quarters, including the Indian Medical Association (IMA). The PCMS Association, an association of doctors in Punjab, has also issued a statement strongly condemning the alleged indecent behavior with the Vice Chancellor.
Opposition also targeted the AAP government
Opposition parties have also taken a dig at the state government regarding this. Punjab Pradesh Congress President Amarinder Singh Raja Vading tweeted in this matter that Punjab Health Minister Jauramajra’s abusive behavior with Dr Raj Bahadur is highly condemnable. The minister should apologize to him.
Senior Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa said in a tweet that the way the Health Minister treated Dr. Raj Bahadur, Vice Chancellor of Baba Farid Medical University, is absolutely wrong. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann should take strict action against the minister.
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said the behavior of the minister is condemnable. In a tweet, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sunil Jakhar said, “Very sad that Dr Raj Bahadur (sic) has resigned, but he has done what any self-respecting person would do.”
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