Nagpur: A shocking incident has recently come to light at Nagpur’s Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), involving two policemen who brought out a prisoner from the hospital under the pretext of getting an MRI done. The trio then proceeded to have food and consumed alcohol, before creating a disturbance in one of the hospital wards. The incident has sparked outrage, with the GMCH administration reporting the matter to Nagpur police officers, although no official complaint has been filed.
The incident took place in Ward No. 36 of GMCH, where a 23-year-old prisoner from Chandrapur had been admitted in the midnight of May 30. Two policemen from Chandrapur were assigned to keep watch over the prisoner. On the following evening, the policemen left with the prisoner, claiming they were taking him for an MRI. However, they did not return for five hours, causing chaos in the ward.
The ward’s in-charge sister immediately informed the Chief Medical Officer about the incident. The medical staff reported that the prisoner had left. Surprisingly, after five hours, the two policemen and the prisoner returned to the ward, clearly having indulged in a drinking party. The Medical Superintendent’s office also informed the police about the incident.
Dr. Sharad Kuchewar, the Medical Superintendent, expressed his disapproval of the policemen’s actions, as they took advantage of the pretext of an MRI to leave the ward. The nurse had noticed the prisoner’s prolonged absence, only for him to return after the illicit gathering. Such behaviour is deemed highly reprehensible and raises serious concerns.
The incident has sparked outrage among the public, particularly regarding the unprofessional conduct of the policemen involved. Despite the GMCH administration reporting the matter to the Nagpur police officers, the absence of a formal complaint has raised eyebrows. The incident serves as a reminder of the need for proper accountability and adherence to ethical standards within the law enforcement system.