Mumbai: MARD puts forth demands to JJ Hospital administration

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) have put forward several demands in front of the JJ hospital administration asking them to take strict action against Dr Rajshree Katke, a senior gynaecologist. This comes after a resident doctor alleged Dr Katke would force her to run personal errands, take care of her kids and at times make her pay their expenses.

The student also alleged she was routinely summoned to Katke’s house for personal work and made to sit for hours as a peon ushering her visitors. “We would like to stress JJ MARD is not against our teachers, faculty or any teachers’ organisation.

But as this is a grave issue of mental and financial harassment of our resident doctor, we cannot neglect this matter. We respect the entire teaching faculty and medical teachers organisation and would like them to join and support us in our endeavour to ensure the welfare of resident doctors,” said resident doctors.

They are starting a Facebook handle #stopharassmentofresidentdoctors and also an online anonymous complaint form in order to garner support from resident doctors all over India which will be active from February 21, 10:00 am on their facebook page (facebook.com/jjhmard).

Upright demands
8 Setting up of a neutral fast track enquiry committee by the administration against Dr Katke madam to look into the complaint of harassment that has been filed against her.
8 Maintaining transparency and anonymity in the enquiry process.
8 Expediting the previous ongoing enquiry on her.
8 A deputation of Dr Katke Madam to another institute.
8 Removing Dr Katke Madam from the examiner panel of MUHS.
8 Removal of Dr Katke Madam as a PG guide.
8 Change of PG guide of present PG students allotted to her.

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