A senior doctor at a Bengaluru hospital, who allegedly molested a medical student interning at the hospital, will be suspended from service, The Times of India reported.
Shalini Rajneesh, Health and Family Welfare Department Principal Secretary, on Friday told the publication that directions have been given to the Health Commissioner to suspend the doctor.
She also said, "Instructions have also been given to ensure that all head of departments constitute panels to hear cases of sexual harassment."
The suspension order will be issued on October 3 as all government offices are closed till October 2, which is Gandhi Jayanti.
Dr Mohan, the accused, is a senior medical officer at the KC General Hospital. He allegedly attempted to molest the intern on the night of September 23.
Dr Mohan, who was in-charge of the casualty department, allegedly called the intern to his cabin at around 2am saying he wanted to brief her about an assignment.
He allegedly locked the door to his cabin and touched her inappropriately by saying he wanted to check her heart rate. The intern immediately ran out of the room and raised an alarm.
The woman, who is studying medicine at a government college in the city, informed the hospital authorities of Dr Mohanâ€™s behaviour immediately.
It was earlier reported that the government-run hospital had allegedly let off the doctor after he submitted a written apology without constituting a committee to probe the matter.
"As soon as I received information about the incident, a notice was issued to the doctor in question. He submitted a written apology to the girl," Dr Ravi Kumar had told TNM.
According to sources, Dr Mohan allegedly tried getting in touch with the victim and asked her to refrain from filing a complaint.