A decision was taken at the Standing Committee meeting which was held on Friday, May 31. Keeping in mind, the unfortunate incidents and the recent developments taking place, the BMC decided to look at matters from the grassroots level.
While speaking at meeting, Yashvant Jadhav, the Standing Committee President, stated, “The case of Dr Payal Tadvi is currently being investigated upon. Sooner or later, justice will be done and those held guilty will be punished. But in order to prevent such heinous instances of ragging and cases of doctor’s suicide from occurring, measures to improve the anti-ragging committees at the hospitals will be implemented.”
He added, “The BMC will take efforts to improve the anti-ragging committees at in all civic-run medical colleges in the city. We will inform and make suggestions to these committees.”
The issue of Dr Payal’s suicide was raised by corporators from the opposition parties. They had questioned the responsibility of Nair Hospital. They had also called for an action to be taken against the dean of the hospital. They brought up the MRI incident which had taken place a year back. They also stated that the suicide case is unfortunate.
In order to prevent any more cases of ragging, the BMC is taking precautionary measures.
Jadhav concluded saying, “The anti-ragging squads at the hospitals will be upgraded and improved. The committees must find ways to effectively deal with ragging cases. All the hospitals will be informed about new steps to be taken.”