Recently, a pre-wedding photoshoot went awry after a contractual doctor was fired after engaging in a pre-wedding shoot with his fiancée within the confines of an operation theatre at a government hospital.
In the video that is going viral on social media, The doctor named Abhishek "performing" surgery on a patient while his fiancée assists him in a simulated procedure. The couple is seen using medical instruments and is surrounded by professional lighting equipment. Laughter from camerapersons and technicians adds to the controversial nature of the video.
A doctor's pre-wedding photoshoot in a govt hospital's operation theatre in #Bharamasagar of #Chitradurga. Dr. Abhishek, a contract physician, performed a 'surgery' with his fiancee.
DHO says it was unused OT & issues notice to the administrator.#Karnataka #PreWeddingShoot pic.twitter.com/Eve0g3K9p1 — Hate Detector 🔍 (@HateDetectors) February 9, 2024
The theme of the pre-wedding photoshoot seemed to revolve around medical procedures, with the video concluding with the ‘patient’ sitting up post-operation and laughing.
After the video gained traction on social media and triggered widespread criticism, "A doctor who conducted a pre-wedding shoot in the operation theater of Bharamasagar Government Hospital in Chitradurga has been dismissed from service. Government hospitals exist for the health care of people and not for personal work. I cannot tolerate such indiscipline from doctors," the minister wrote in a tweet.
ಚಿತ್ರದುರ್ಗದ ಭರಮಸಾಗರ ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಯ ಆಪರೇಷನ್ ಥಿಯೇಟರ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಿ ವೆಡ್ಡಿಂಗ್ ಶೋಟ್ ನಡೆಸಿದ ವೈದ್ಯರನ್ನ ಸೇವೆಯಿಂದ ವಜಾಗೊಳಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ.
ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗಳಿರುವುದು ಜನರ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಸೇವೆಗೆ ಹೊರತು ವೈಯಕ್ತಿಕ ಕೆಲಸಗಳಿಗಲ್ಲ. ವೈದ್ಯರಿಂದ ಇಂಥಹ ಅಶಿಸ್ತುಗಳನ್ನ ನಾನು ಸಹಿಸುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.
ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಇಲಾಖೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕರ್ತವ್ಯ… pic.twitter.com/8iTyMlx3iZ — Dinesh Gundu Rao/ದಿನೇಶ್ ಗುಂಡೂರಾವ್ (@dineshgrao) February 9, 2024
The minister further wrote that all contract employees, including doctors and staff performing duties in the health department, should perform their duties as per the government service rules. I have already instructed the concerned doctors and all the staff to be careful so that such abuses do not happen in government hospitals.
"Everyone should focus on performing the duty, knowing that the facilities provided by the government to the government hospitals are for the health care of the common people," he added.