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Doctor suspended for kissing a female patient

Popular Hospital authority of Dhanmodi area of the capital has suspended one of their doctors after receiving written complaint from a female patient. That female patient is a university student. She visited the skin specialist chamber for her acme treatment. In her complain the patient alleged that the doctor has repeatedly touched her private parts under the guise of finding suitable area for giving injection. At the end the doctor kissed on her face. When she asked why did the he kissed her, the doctor replied it was for checking infection.
The patient replied, she has never heard doctor checks infection through kissing. She came back to home and after discussing the matter with family members, she submitted a written complaint to the hospital authority. The alleged doctor has denied the allegation. Hospital authority has launched an enquiry and asked the doctor not sit in the hospital any more.
Dr. Mohammad Zahedul Haque Basunia, Registrar of Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council has admitted that they don’t have any guideline to handle sexual harassment allegations. They have formed a committee to prepare a guide line to handle these kind of allegations. The committee was formed before the surfacing of recent allegation by that female patient. He admitted, it’s difficult to present documental evidence in the case of sexual harassments and different approach is required.


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Shihab Uddin Ahmed is with Dhaka News since 2011. He has long experience of writing on various issues for web medium. He has a masters degree from Jagannath University. You can read his science articles in English and Bengali on https://fromreadingtable.com
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