BERHAMPUR: In a shocking incident, an Assistant Professor of the Paediatric surgery department at MKCG Medical College was arrested by the Vigilance officers for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000. As per sources at the vigilance, the doctor was caught red handed while taking the bribe.
“The accused, Arun Kumar Das, was caught red-handed while he was taking the bribe money from SK Chouhan of Soura Sahi, Nabarangapur, in his office chamber,” vigilance SP (Berhampur) Amulya Kumar Das told TOI
. The money was also recovered from him, the SP added.
This came after a baby was referred to the MKCG from Nabarangapur hospital for a paediatric surgery last week. While the surgery was successfully conducted last week, the doctor was allegedly refusing to discharge the patient, demanding a bribe.
The complainant approached the Vigilance wing, and the team planned a sting operation on the doctor. He was arrested after he was caught red handed taking the bribe.