Srinagar: After the arrest of Medical Superintendent Government Unani Hospital Srinagar on rape charges, the government has ordered an enquiry into the alleged “sex racket” that may be running at the institute.
As per sources, some senior medicos had been “sexually exploiting” few junior female staff members at the Unani hospital Shalteng as a “payback” for illegally posting them at the hospital and not in far-off places.
The government has taken cognizance of the matter and appointed Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar as an enquiry officer to unveil the facts.
An official letter (vide No: ADC-B/P/S/16/67-69 dated May 6, 2016) has been dispatched from the office of Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar to Director General Indian System of Medicine with subject “Sex racket in Unani Hospital Shaltang, Srinagar”.
A copy of the letter has been sent to Divisional commissioner Srinagar and District Magistrate Srinagar as well.
Sources said the government has sought posting details of female doctors working in peripheral institutes as there are allegations that some female doctors have been “illegally” posted at Unani Hospital Shaltang and few had been “exploited” too.
“There are allegations that some seniors had exploited few junior female staff members at the Unani Hospital Shaltang which is why an enquiry has been ordered to unveil the facts”, a senior official said.
“But it is the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir who has taken the cognizance of the incident not the department. Efforts were also made by some of the officials to shield the matter,” the official said while preferring not to be named.
Several doctors both male and female who are way down in the seniority list have been elevated in the department over the years while bypassing many seniors.
Director General ISM Dr Kabir Dar didn’t receive the calls despite repeated attempts. While Deputy Director ISM Dr Ashiq’s mobile was switched off.