A doctor in Uttar Pradesh has been suspended after being caught on camera disrespecting the disabled.
According to reports, the video was posted on the WhatsApp group for disabled people and was captured on November 29.
The video shows a woman with a back injury and is accompanied by a doctor in uniform.
It is unclear who the doctor is and the woman appears to be in a hurry to go to the hospital.
The doctor, who was not identified, is heard saying, “You have a back condition, you need treatment.
If you have to go for a scan, there are people there who will help you.
It’s not going to cost me a penny.”
The woman appears in tears and later apologises to the doctor for not being able to attend the appointment.
The woman is also seen saying: “My back pain was the result of a severe illness.
I have no choice but to stay home for a week.”
The woman says she will not take a break from work as her husband is not at home and they are expecting their third child.
She said, “We were waiting for an appointment in the morning.
I got a call from my husband asking if I was okay.
I asked him to come to the office and help me, but he refused.
I was not able to go.
I am so sad.
I can’t even imagine what it must be like.”
The video has been shared thousands of times on WhatsApp groups.
A doctor in Gujarat has been arrested for allegedly making racist remarks on social mediaThe Indian Express reported that Dr Rajiv Kumar Singh has been charged with sedition and abuse under section 295A of the IPC, punishable by up to seven years imprisonment.
According the Times of America, Singh, an orthopedic surgeon from Ahmedabad, had posted a photo of himself and his wife wearing surgical masks to his WhatsApp group.
In the picture, Singh is holding a handkerchief over his mouth and the caption reads, “They’re going to be surgical masks and I have been practicing orthopedics for over 30 years.
Why don’t they wear surgical masks too?”
He has also said that the Indian military has been responsible for the death of more than 3,000 disabled people.
Singh has been on remand in jail since his arrest.
The case is being investigated by the Uttar Pradesh Special Investigation Team (SPIT) for which the doctor has been summoned to appear in court on November 30.