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Women Trainee Clerks Made To Stand Naked For Physical Test In Gujarat

Surat: Feminine trainee clerks of the Surat Municipal Company (SMC) had been allegedly made to face bare collectively in a room for a medical check at a civic body-run hospital right here, prompting authorities to order a probe.

Surat Municipal Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani on Friday ordered a probe into allegations that round 10 feminine trainee clerks of the civic physique had been made to face bare for a medical check within the gynaecology ward of the hospital.

The stunning incident comes days after college students of a ladies’ school in Gujarat’s Bhuj city had been allegedly compelled by hostel authorities to take away their undergarments to show they weren’t menstruating.

In its grievance to the commissioner on Thursday, the SMC Workers Union alleged even single girls had been checked for being pregnant by feminine docs.

The alleged incident befell within the Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Schooling and Analysis (SMIMER) hospital, run by the SMC, on February 20.

Appearing on the grievance, Pani on Friday fashioned a three-member committee to probe the allegations and submit a report in 15 days.

The committee contains former dean of the medical school Dr. Kalpana Desai, Assistant Municipal Commissioner Gayatri Jariwala and government engineer Trupti Kalathia.

As per guidelines, all trainee workers have to endure a bodily check to show their bodily health for the job upon the completion of their coaching interval, stated officers.

Upon completion of their three years of coaching interval, some feminine trainee clerks got here to SMIMER hospital for medical check, which is necessary, they stated.

The union stated although they don’t seem to be in opposition to the necessary check, the tactic adopted for girls staffers within the gynaecology ward was not improper.

“As an alternative of calling the ladies one after one other within the room for the check, woman docs made them stand bare in group of 10. This act of compelling them to face bare with others is very deplorable.

“This technique is prohibited and in opposition to humanity. It’s crucial that every lady is checked individually,” stated the union in its grievance.

In keeping with the final secretary of the union, Ahmed Shaikh, girls staffers had been put in an embarrassing scenario by woman docs with their absurd questions on being pregnant through the check.

“Docs ought to cease asking non-public questions on being pregnant. Furthermore, even single girls in that group had been subjected to a bodily check meant for checking in the event that they had been pregnant or not.

“They had been put in an embarrassing scenario in entrance of different girls. Ladies’s respect have to be maintained throughout medical checks,” stated Shaikh.

Surat Mayor Jagdish Patel assured stern motion in opposition to the culprits.

“This difficulty could be very critical. Such bodily checks are performed on all these workers who’re getting everlasting after ending their coaching interval.

“We are going to take strict motion in opposition to the culprits if the allegations levelled by the ladies staffers are discovered to be true,” stated Patel.

The stunning incident comes days after college students of a ladies’ school in Gujarat’s Bhuj city had been allegedly compelled by hostel authorities to take away their undergarments to show they weren’t menstruating.

(PTI)

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