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GTB doc jumps to death from hospital’s 5th floor

According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Dr Rananjay Kumar Brahma Chaudhary. Initial medical investigation was carried out on Wednesday and post-mortem is likely to be conducted on Thursday. In light of this, due course of action will be taken, police said.

Calling it an accident, Dr Sunil Kumar, Medical Director of the GTB hospital told Millennium Post: “We received information at around 10 am that Dr Chaudhary accidentally fell from the fifth floor which houses the ENT department. We rushed him to the Casualty Ward where he was treated for injuries on the back of his head and his elbow. Within a few hours, he succumbed to his injuries.” He further said: “Dr Chaudhary was an unstable person. He was known to be of suspicious nature while clearing any file. He was an alcoholic. Although, he was a Central government doctor in a Delhi government hospital, he was allowed extension of tenure till 2021. Assuming that other doctors would also file for extension, Dr Chaudhary moved an application for VRS.”

Waiting outside the mortuary of the government hospital, friends, ex-colleagues and a few relatives of Dr Chaudhary, shared that Dr Chaudhary, a Central government doctor, working as an AMS in the Delhi government hospital for around 20 years, 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). This comes three months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved rising 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 told Millennium Post that Dr Chaudhary had called him last Friday evening 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 anAMS. “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.

Survived by a wife and two sons, Dr Chaudhary was a native of Kokrajhar district in Assam. Living in the national Capital for more than 30 years, Dr Chaudhary was currently residing with his family in Sahibabad, Ghaziabad. While the eldest son was pursuing post graduation from Maulana Azad Medical College, the youngest son was pursuing engineering from Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, said a relative.
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