Dr. Akash Kaushal, a second-year resident medical officer (RSO) at MGM College, attempted suicide by consuming a poisonous substance on Friday night. He is out of danger now. Dr. Akash Kaushal was expecting some strict action against him after the viral incident. In the viral video, Dr. Akash Kaushal is seen continuously slapping the HIV-positive patient for not disclosing the truth about the patient’s HIV status before treatment. Dr. Akash Kaushal was depressed about facing hate and was suspended from all hospital duties after the incident went viral.
A three-member committee was formed to investigate the matter. Dr. Sanjay Dixit, Dean of MGM College Indore, said, “We have received the probe report from the committee. We have decided to rusticate the accused doctor for a year”.
The junior doctor’s association had stuck to all the work in the hospital and opposed the decision made by the divisional commissioner. The agitating doctors gathered outside the hospital and shouted slogans against him, as he had directed the college administration to take action against Dr. Kaushal for beating the patient.
The divisional commissioner, Mal Singh Bhaydiya, said that he had received the probe and also talked with the agitating doctors and pacified them. And I also met the patient.
(Input from various media sources)