Burla: An Associate Professor of the Surgery department at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Dr Saroj Kumar Sethi, was caught red-handed accepting bribes from relatives of a patient admitted to VIMSAR and as a result has been arrested for the same.
The complaint was made by the brother in law of the patient who accused the doctor of allegedly demanding a sum of Rs 10,000 for the discharge of the patient. On November 20, 2016 the patient , Govinda Duan was admitted to the hospital for a hydrocele operation, was operated upon on the 25th November, 2016 and was to be discharged post recovery.
Based on the complaint, a trap was laid that caught the doctor red handed in the act. The accused has been arrested and handed over to the court.
This is not the first time, an Odisha doctor at a government hospital has been caught taking bribe for discharging a patient. Last month, 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.