Doctor Fired For Pre-Wedding Shoot In Operation Theatre
Written by Anamika Singh on February 12, 2024
A doctor working on a contract basis at a government hospital in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district was sacked after engaging in a pre-wedding photoshoot within the confines of the operation theatre. The incident, captured on video and circulated on social media, sparked outrage and led to swift action by the Karnataka government.
The footage shows Dr Abhishek, identified by authorities, “performing” surgery on a patient while his fiancee 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.
The photoshoot appears to have revolved around a medical theme, with the video concluding with the “patient” sitting up and laughing after the mock surgery.
Following widespread criticism online, Karnataka’s Health Minister, Dinesh Gundu Rao, ordered Dr Abhishek’s immediate dismissal. The minister emphasized that “government hospitals are meant for serving the public, not for personal engagements” and declared his intolerance for such “indiscipline.”