Hospital staff sexually assaults woman at ICU; Minister demands immediate action

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Govt Medical College, Kozhikode

Thiruvananthapuram: A woman who was admitted to the Government Medical College in Kozhikode for thyroid surgery lodged a sexual assault complaint against a hospital staff.

The complaint was levelled against a Grade l Attender at the Surgical Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.

On Saturday, the woman, who was not fully conscious after the surgery, was shifted to the ICU from the operation theatre. The complaint noted that she was sexually abused by the hospital staff from there and she can identify the accused.

Minister Veena George directed the medical education director to take immediate action over the complaint. Following this, the hospital authorities appointed a probe committee comprising additional superintendent, Resident Medical Officer and nursing superintendent to investigate the case. Further action will be carried out following the report submitted by the committee.

Medical College police have registered a case against the accused, who is on the run.

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