Gadag, February 10: A day after Karnataka Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao terminated a doctor from service for doing pre-wedding photo-shoot inside an operation theatre at the government hospital in Chitradurga district, the Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) on Saturday punished 38 medical students by extending their housemanship posting by 10 days for making reels in the institute premises.

The students had shot a number of reels, including dancing on popular Hindi, Kannada and Telugu film songs, which had gone viral on social media. The public had objected to the act of using the hospital premises, lab and operation theatre for filming entertainment videos. Pre-Wedding Photo-Shoot Inside Operation Theatre: Doctor Suspended for Pre-Wedding Shoot in OT at Government Hospital in Karnataka (Watch Video).

Medical Students Punished for Making Reels at Govt Hospital

The students shot videos during evening and night in the hospital premises, which were unnoticed by the authorities. After the students posted the videos on their social media platforms, they went viral, drawing the notice of the authorities. GIMS Director Basavaraja Bommanahalli said he came know about the reels on Saturday.

“I had summoned all the students of which 38 had shot the videos. It was a big crime on their part to use the hospital premises for shooting reels,” Bommanahalli said. Karnataka Shocker: Minor Dalit Girl Murdered in Bengaluru; Act of Vengeance by Upper Caste Youth Suspected.

“They should have shot the reels in their private spaces. They should not have caused inconvenience to the patients. The students are claiming that they had shot them for the pre-graduation ceremony. But we did not give permission for any such act. Action has been initiated against them,” he added.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Feb 10, 2024 06:49 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website