Ragging: 150 medical students forced to shave head by seniors, BOG issues show-cause notice to college

A heinous incident of ragging has shocked the medical fraternity, this time in Uttar Pradesh, where 150 medical students were made to shave off their heads by seniors. A video surfaced and went viral on social media. Doctors and medical students demanded strict action, the Board of Governors (BOG) which supersedes Medical Council of India […]

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Maha govt to set-up committee to toughen Anti-Ragging Act

 Soon the Anti-Ragging Act in Maha will be strengthened. The government is deliberating to toughen the act, after the unfortunate incident of Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide at the hostel in Nair Hospital. The committee will also look into the student-teacher relationship and communication aspect. The members who are appointed to this committee are Praveen Dixit […]

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In light of Dr Payal Tadvi’s case, Nair Hospital holds discussion on workplace harassment

The doctors and panellist of esteemed members as responsible fellow professional shared the forum and discussed this grave topic of workplace harassment in the medical field, its existence, its impact and precautionary measures to avoid any further adversities. The event started with the question of Existence of workplace harassment; Is it there? Or we still […]

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IMA establishes fact-finding committee to investigate Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide case

As a cohesive effort to ascertain the social and hierarchical dimensions and the dynamics inside the medical profession, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), a national voluntary organisation of doctors of the modern scientific system of medicine, today (June 3) constituted a fact-finding mission committee to evaluate the background situation and the critical factors that led […]

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Why a ‘psychological autopsy’ is a must in Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide case

The sad demise of Dr Payal Tadvi has raised many questions? There are many inquiry committees appointed such as by the Nair Hospital, Mumbai Police, Indian Medical Association, and others. The committees are investigating the allegations, and the media has seized of the issue. The police will look at the ‘criminal’ angles and abetment, on […]

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#JusticeForPayal: Mumbai Crime Branch to probe Dr Payal ragging-suicide case

Looking at the gravity and the seriousness of Dr Payal Tadvi ragging and suicide case, the Maharashtra government on Thursday, May 30, decided to transfer the case to the Mumbai Crime Branch for the further investigation. Dr Payal Tadvi, a second year Post Graduate student attached to Mumbai’s civic-run Nair hospital had committed suicide due […]

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Maha govt sets up special committee to investigate Nair doctor’s suicide case

The committee will probe Dr Payal suicide case in detail and submit the report to the government within five days. The four-member committee includes: Dr Vakode, Additional Director, Medical Education and Research. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean, JJ Group of hospital Dr Kalidas Chavan, Register, Maharashtra University of Health Science And Dr Bachi Hathiram, HoD, ENT, […]

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Nair Hospital suicide case: Stringent action to be taken against accused, assures Girish Mahajan

The protesters were joined by 23-year-old Payal Tadvi’s mother Abida Tadvi and husband Dr Salman who demanded the strictest action against the three seniors who allegedly tortured her daughter during ragging and hurled casteist abuses at her. Dr Payal took this drastic step as she was being harassed by three senior doctors, she could not […]

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Exclusive: New committee to be formed to examine current rules on ragging

Dr Payal Tadvi took this drastic step as she was being harassed by three senior doctors, she could not take it any longer and took this grave step. The Mumbai Police has booked the resident doctors and an investigation is underway. Taking a serious note of this matter, Maharashtra’s medical education minister Girish Mahajan has […]

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