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Doctor Faces Probe for Prescribing Condoms to Woman Suffering from Stomach Pain

The doctor in question has denied the allegation

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Asraf who works on contract in the hospital allegedly prescribed condoms to the woman. Pixabay

A doctor who allegedly prescribed condom to a woman who was suffering from stomach pain is facing a probe. A class 4-grade woman employee went to Asraf Badar for stomach pain treatment on July 23 at the Ghatshila government hospital of West Singhbhum district here. Asraf who works on contract in the hospital allegedly prescribed condoms to the woman.

The woman went to a medical shop with the prescription where she informed by the shopkeeper that the prescribed medicine was a condom. The issue was raised by Jharkhand Mukti Morcha legislator Kunal Sarangi in the assembly after the woman complained about the matter to senior doctors.

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Based on the complaint, a medical team with one psychiatrist was constituted to probe the entire issue, which began the probe on Sunday. “Based on the complaint of the woman, a medical team has been constituted which has started the probe,” Shankar Tudu, in-charge of the Ghatshila sub-divisional hospital, told reporters. The doctor in question has denied the allegation. (IANS)

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Users In Smaller Indian Cities Prefer Buying Condoms Online

Why more users in smaller Indian cities buying condoms online

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Packets of condoms. Pixabay

Lack of access to condom varieties and hesitancy to purchase them from the store are some of the factors driving the growth of online sale of these products, according to data released by e-commerce player Snapdeal.

Users have also become confident and more open to buying condoms online due to the discreet shipping policy for these products on Snapdeal, the company said.

As compared to last year, there has been a 30 per cent increase in the sale of condoms driven by demand from non-metros, Snapdeal said, adding that eight out of 10 orders for condoms were from non-metros.

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This Image shows Snapdeal’s Logo. Snapdeal is an Indian e-commerce company based in New Delhi, India. Wikimedia commons

“Considering the continuing hesitation around the subject of sex and its education, people are still reluctant to purchase condoms from a store,” said a Snapdeal spokesperson.

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Over 50 per cent of the demand from non-metros was from tier-3 cities like Imphal, Moga, Aizawl, Agartala, Ernakulam, Malapuram, Shillong, Silchar, Udaipur, Hissar, Nagaon, Bardhaman, Dibrugarh, Kanpur and Ahmednagar.

“Online marketplaces have become a go-to place as it provides discreet and hassle-free purchase, which has led to increasing volumes,” the spokesperson added. (IANS)