Deceased GTB doc’s wife files plaint against mgmt
A week after a 61-year-old Additional Medical Superintendent (AMS) of the Guru Tegh Bahadur hospital allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of one of the hospital’s building on August 31, Delhi Police on Wednesday received a police complaint from the wife of the deceased AMS, Dr Rananjay Kumar Brahma Chaudhary, alleging that her husband was under pressure from the senior management of the GTB hospital.
Confirming the recent development, A K Singla, DCP (Northeast) said: “We have received a police complaint at the GTB Enclave police station. Further probe has been initiated.”
On the morning of August 31, Dr Rananjay Kumar Brahma Chaudhary accidentally fell from the fifth floor which houses the ENT department. Hours later, Dr Chaudhary succumbed to his injuries. As per the allegations levelled by the friends and ex-colleagues of Dr Chaudhary, a Central government doctor, working as an AMS in the Delhi government hospital for around 20 years, he was allegedly under tremendous pressure from the senior management of the hospital to take retirement even though he had applied for Voluntary Retirement Service (VRS) a months ago. This comes three months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved raising the retirement age of Central government doctors to 65 to strengthen the healthcare sector of the country.
One of the close friends, an ex-colleague of Dr Chaudhary, requesting anonymity had shared with Millennium Post that Dr Chaudhary had called him a few days before the incident sharing how he was in constant disagreement with the Medical Superintendent (MS) for the suggestions he put forth as a Public Grievance Officer, part of the duties which Dr Chaudhary fulfilled as an AMS.
“This led to work-related stress which he had mentioned to me on several occasions,” said the friend. According to the police, the incident came to light to the GTB hospital authorities at around 10.30 am when they received information from a hospital staff that Chaudhary was lying in a pool of blood after he jumped from the corridor connecting the GTB hospital and medical college.