‘Are you virgin?’ Patna hospital asks employees

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'Are you virgin?' Patna hospital asks employees

Patna: In what could be a bizarre moment for the employees of Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna, the form to be filled by the employees asked them to declare whether they are a virgin.

The marriage declaration form which has come to light is applicable for hospital employees and freshly recruited doctors and nursing staffs. The form also asks male employees to provide details if they have more than one wife.

The form also seeks information about their male employees if they have more than one wife.

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While for Women employees apart from declaring status regarding their virginity the form asked them to provide details on whether she is married to a person who has no other wife living or another wife living.

As quoted in a report, the Deputy Medical Superintendent, Dr Manish Mandal said that the marriage declaration form with the contentious questions have been in practice ever since the institute was established in 1984.

“Everyone has to fill this form which is part of Central Services Rules and this form is similar to what AIIMS in Delhi uses. If the Centre or AIIMS changes the format of the form in the future, we will also change it. This is not a new form and has been in practice since 1984 when IGIMS was established”, Mandal quoted in a report.

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