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Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Santa Fe: A young woman told that a medical student sexually assaulted her in hospital

A 23-year-old girl has condemned a medical student, who was in charge of guards at the Jose María Cullen Hospital in downtown Santa Fe, for “harassing” her for sexual abuse. According to the complainant’s mother, the incident of sexual violence took place around 2.30 am. Judicial sources identified the attacker as a 53-year-old man, who has been studying at the National University of Rosario since 1987 and who was working under an internship agreement.

The girl’s mother told local media, “When I went to the police station, the doctor came and apologised. Presently, the girl, who was admitted to the hospital for the incident, is “very distressed,” she said. “Sometimes he cries, he remembers and remembers other things that happened there — in the office,” he said.

The woman told that her daughter had gone to the health center for heart ailment which worried them, as the girl had recently undergone surgery. Once in the office, the man asked her to go out so that she could talk with her daughter alone. “He told me not to stay near the door, to run away, to stay a little further away. But I didn’t listen to him,” explained the woman, who had misbehaved at the time.

“She had been talking to him for quite a while. Until he asked me to come in. But when I did, I saw my daughter pointing at me with her eyes. While I was there, she held the stethoscope placed on her neck. She kept pointing at me, until the doctor came out for a moment to look for elements to take her pressure off,” he said.

“While he was away, my daughter told me that the doctor had touched her breasts. He told her that it would make her feel good and he threw himself up while hugging her. That he would feel better if he touched her. Breast ‘mother continued.

An agent served notice to the prosecutor’s office of the Ministry of Public Prosecution (MPA), which ordered that a patrol car from the 4th section. The police transfer the identity of the accused and a criminal case is initiated for simple sexual abuse.

Upon being informed of what had happened, Juan Pablo Poletti, the director of the hospital, met with the victim and asked for details of what had happened to the chief of the guard. The director informed that he was with the complaint and told the health ministry officials that he initiated internal action at the same time and made himself available for justice.

Poletti clarified that he is not a hospital professional, but a student and that whatever happened “all internships are temporarily suspended.” “This person, till his condition becomes regular, will be banned from entering the hospital,” the officer condemned the man.

Poletti said the hospital’s policy is to “cooperate” “to clarify the type of situation that undoubtedly worries us, embarrasses us and we don’t want to hide anything.” In a communication with the press, Poletti explained that he intended to “explain” this fact and face the consequences if the businessman “misused it (abuse) and justice proves it.”

With information from Telam

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