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Tuberculosis affected person allegedly raped on ventilator in India: report



Tuberculosis patient allegedly raped on ventilator in India: report

A tuberculosis affected person accused a hospital staffer of raping her whereas she was on a ventilator within the intensive care unit of a hospital.

The incident allegedly happened on the Fortis Hospital within the Indian metropolis of Gurugram the place the lady was being handled on the intensive care unit, based on Indian media stories.

The girl was admitted to the hospital on October 21. She gained consciousness six days later, on October 27 and wrote a be aware to her father, writing down the identify of the alleged rapist, based on Usha Kundu, assistant commissioner of police.

The girl’s household then filed a grievance of rape with police. Kundu revealed that the suspect has been recognized, nonetheless, he had not been arrested but.

Police mentioned that the lady knowledgeable her father that the person who raped her was named Vikas and is a non-medical outsourced staffer on the hospital.

A CCTV footage has been recovered and the hospital employees is being questioned by police over it, mentioned Kundu. “We are verifying all the details before arresting the suspect,” she mentioned.

The lady’s father, within the grievance, mentioned that his daughter was assaulted whereas she was on a ventilator between October 21-27. He mentioned that she was admitted to the hospital after complaining about respiratory issues.

The father mentioned that the sexual assault was “a breach of patient security and safety”.

Commissioner of Police KK Rao mentioned that safety had been offered to the lady and {that a} board of docs from the civil hospital had performed a medical investigation on Wednesday.

In a press release, Fortis Hospital mentioned it had taken discover of the incident and would cooperate with the police on the investigation.

“[The] Patient came to the hospital on 21st October 2020 with severe respiratory symptoms and pulmonary tuberculosis,” it mentioned. “She was admitted in ICU, and from the second day of her admission, she is on ventilator help.

“Six days after admission, the affected person has alleged that she has been violated inside the hospital premises on the day of admission. Post grievance, police have been instantly knowledgeable. Hospital is absolutely cooperating with authorities and furnishing all data/particulars.”

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