Male, female police recruits undergo medical test together

first_imgIn a shocking incident, medical tests of female and male candidates during the ongoing recruitment drive in the Madhya Pradesh Police were conducted in the same room at Bhind district hospital on Tuesday.The matter came to light when a video footage of young male applicants stripped to their undergarments in front of a female candidate surfaced in social media. “We have learnt orthopaedic surgeon Dr. R.K. Agrawal, surgeon Vinod Bajpai, ophthalmologist Dr. R.S. Kushwaha, ENT specialist Dr. R.N. Rajoria and gynaecologist Dr. Ranu Sharma examined 21 men and 18 women recruits together in the same room ahead of their formal induction in the police on Tuesday,” District Hospital Superintendent Dr. Ajit Mishra said. Dr. Agrawal and a hospital clerk, Devendra Sharma, were suspended for alleged dereliction of duty. Dr. Mishra said Sharma was suspended because he had sent the recruits together to the room instead of calling them in one after the other.Probe ordered He said an inquiry has been ordered into the incident and show-cause notices have been issued to the five doctors. Senior doctor B.C. Jain will conduct the inquiry. Dr. Mishra said some more constable recruits — men and women — were medically examined separately on Wednesday in the district hospital. A controversy erupted last week in the State’s Dhar district when photos appeared in the media, showing aspirants for the post of police constables with caste categories inked on their bare chests. The photographs carried in various newspapers showed aspirants with the terms “SC” (Scheduled Caste), “ST” (Scheduled Tribe) and “G” (General) marked with sketch pens on their chests as they queued up for their medical examination. Dhar Superintendent of Police Virendra Singh has ordered an inquiry into the incident. (With PTI inputs)last_img

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