NCW takes suo motu cognisance of alleged rape attempt of patient on ventilator

New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) : The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday took suo motu cognisance of media reports about the alleged rape of a 21-year-old patient while she was on ventilator support in the ICU of a private hospital in Gurugram.

“The Commission is perturbed by the reported incident and is concerned about the safety and security of women,” said a statement issued by NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma.

“Concerned with such increasing crimes against women, the Commission has written to Commissioner of Police, Gurugram seeking adherence to guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs of completing probes in two months in cases of sexual assault,” the statement said further.

The Commission has also sought a detailed action taken report in the matter from the police.

The Commission is perturbed by the reported negligence of hospitals and the lack of measures to ensure safety of women.

The NCW has written to the Managing Director and CEO of the concerned hospital for taking necessary action to avoid recurrence of such incidents in future.

The hospital administration has also been directed to send an action taken report in the matter.



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