The Indian Medical Association on Saturday criticised Punjab Health Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra for forcing the head of a medical university to lie down on a dirty mattress during an inspection.
The development came a day after the minister allegedly forced Raj Bahadur, the vice-chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, to lie down on the mattress at the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot, PTI reported. The college is affiliated to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.
A video showed Jouramajra placing a hand on Bahadur’s shoulder and asking him to lie on the mattress. The vice-chancellor reportedly told the minister that he was responsible for the facilities, but the minister insisted that everything was in his hands.
Bahadur on Saturday resigned from his post, NDTV reported.
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The Indian Medical Association said that Jouramajra’s action was “absolutely uncalled for” and added that it amounted to an insult of the medical fraternity across India.
The organisation called for the minister’s resignation and demanded an immediate and unconditional apology from him.
“There have been similar incidents causing humiliation and harassment to the medical community by many…