SC acts on Army doctor who misbehaves towards 2 women
Patients who visit a doctor for medical examination repose trust on him. But if the doctor violates it, the conduct amounts to gross misbehaviour that cannot be tolerated, observed the Supreme court.
An Army doctor Col S S Bedi was court martialled for outraging the modesty of two women who came for medical examination. He was ordered to be dismissed from service for gross misconduct.
Upon appeal, the Delhi Armed Forces tribunal said the punishment of dismissal was excessive and converted it into a fine of Rs 50,000. But upon appeal by the union government, the Supreme Court said that the doctors conduct was most disgraceful and cannot be tolerated. So the punishment of dismissal has to be approved.
The Court said that the doctor abused his position. There was no need for him to touch the private parts of the women and squeeze their breasts. When misbehaviour is proved, the doctor shall be shown the way out.