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AIIMS Rishikesh senior resident suspended for slapping female nurse

Rishikesh: A video of senior resident allegedly slapping a female nurse during a heated argument at the institute’s trauma center in AIIMS Rishikesh that had gone viral leading to the suspension of the resident doctor. The incident has sparked outrage among internet users and led to the doctor’s suspension. The video shows a tense conflict between the doctor and the nurse, escalating into a physical altercation. The doctor is seen trying to hit the nurse but is stopped by other staff members. The nurse, shocked by the doctor’s behavior, calls him ‘Badtameez’ (insolent). The footage has provoked a strong reaction online, with many people condemning the doctor’s actions and calling for strict action against him.

The altercation happened at the trauma center of AIIMS Rishikesh, which was being prepared to treat victims of the Rudraprayag accident who were airlifted to the institute. The disagreement between the resident doctor and the nurse, whose reasons remain unknown, escalated quickly. Other nursing staff present managed to calm the situation, but not before someone recorded the incident and shared it on social media.

In the aftermath of the video’s release, the Nursing Professional Development Association (NPDA) has come out in strong support of the nurse. They have warned that a strike will begin if no action is taken against the doctor. The NPDA held a silent protest outside the medical superintendent’s office and submitted a memorandum to the acting director of the institute, signed by NPDA President Sanjeev Kumar Jangid and General Secretary Dinesh Luhar.

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Meanwhile, the authorities quickly responded to the viral video by suspending the doctor. Section 334 (voluntarily causing hurt on provocation), 323, 504 (intentional insult with purpose to cause breach of peace), and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) are the laws under which a case has been filed against him at the Rishikesh police station.