Medical Officer caught red handed taking bribe of Rs 45,000
Hyderabad: The sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has caught red-handed a Medical Officer when he was accepting the bribe amount of Rs 45,000.
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Medical Officer, PHC, Sidddipet District was caught red-handed, when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs 45,000 from the complainant at PHC Ladnoor in the same district for doing an official favour-- "to process the salary bills for the month of April and May 2019 and as a reward for passing salary bills of the complainant for the month January to March 2019", an ACB statement here said.
Earlier, an officer attached with the Pre Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) department had been arrested on account of allegedly demanding and collecting Rs 50,000 as bribe from a private radiologist for operating his scanning centres.
The officer, who is also a doctor, was caught red-handed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau.
Deputy Superintendent of Police at Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) confirmed to PTI that a doctor posted as nodal officer of the Pre Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) in the office of Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO), Bilaspur, was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe from a private radiologist for operating his sonography centres and setting up a new CT Scan centre.
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The arrest was made on the basis of the complaint filed by one Radiologist, Dr Jaiswal, who runs two sonography centres in Bilaspur district -one near Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) hospital and another at Pendra Road.
“Two months ago, the accused had issued notice to Dr Jaiswal over some alleged flaws at his two facilities. When Jaiswal approached Khare for permission to set up a CT Scan centre in Bilaspur, the accused asked for a bribe of Rs 1 lakh upfront and Rs 1 lakh per year for operating the sonography centres,” the ACB officials informed the news agency.