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Punjab CM issues statement in Dr Raj Bahadur case, says 'things could have been handled in a better way'

By Dinkle Popli -- July 30, 2022 5:58 pm -- Updated:July 30, 2022 6:09 pm

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday reportedly, apologised to veteran surgeon Dr Raj Bahadur for the humiliation he received at the hands of Health Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra. In a statement issued, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann said, “Sometimes such things happen during work but this issue could have been handled in a better way”.

Reportedly, Bhagwant Mann also urged doctor Raj Bahadur to reconsider his decision to quit as Vice Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

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Notably, during an inspection at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital at Faridkot on Friday, Health Minister Jouramajra asked Dr Raj Bahadur to lie on a “dirty” patient’s bed.

A video of the Minister “forcibly asking the Vice-Chancellor to lie on the bed” has also surfaced on social media. In the video, Jouramajra can be “heard speaking rudely” with the Vice-Chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur over the lack of cleanliness in the medical college.

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-PTC News

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