Karnataka doctor gets flak for pre-wedding shoot in hospital’s operation theatre

A pre-wedding photoshoot inside an operation theatre at a hospital in Karnataka’s Chitradurga has sparked a controversy.

Dr Abhishek, a contract-based physician at the district hospital in the Bharamasagar area in Chitradurga, had organised his pre-wedding photoshoot inside an operation theatre of a government-run hospital.

In the video, Dr Abhishek can be seen ‘performing’ a surgery on a patient, while his partner assists him. The theme of the pre-wedding photoshoot was medical procedures, with the end of the video showing the ‘patient’ sitting up post-operation.

The video also shows several people with cameras and lights present in the operation theatre to shoot the pre-wedding video.

After the video went viral on social media, sparking a row, the Health Minister of Karnataka ordered the dismissal of Dr Abhishek from the service.

“A doctor who conducted a pre-wedding shoot in the operation theatre of Bharamasagar Government Hospital in Chitradurga has been dismissed from service. Government hospitals exist for the health care of people and not for personal work. I cannot tolerate such indiscipline from doctors,” he wrote in a post on X.

“All contract employees, including doctors and staff performing duties in the health department, should perform their duties as per the government service rules. I have already instructed the concerned doctors and all the staff to be careful so that such abuses do not happen in government hospitals. Everyone should focus on performing the duty knowing that the facilities provided by the government to the government hospitals are for the health care of the common people,” he added.

Published By:

Sudeep Lavania

Published On:

Feb 9, 2024

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