Odishatv Bureau

Malkangiri: A Bonda woman had to allegedly bribe a doctor to get her delivery done at the Malkangiri district headquarters hospital. The doctor had also reportedly threatened to stop medicines if she failed to pay the money. On registration of a complaint by the woman's husband, the doctor was shifted to the office of the CDMO.

According to reports, Dr Nirmal Kumar Nayak had demanded a bribe of Rs 5,000 from Sisha Nayak for his wife's delivery after she was brought to the hospital with labour pain. Though Sisha Nayak had expressed his inability to pay the huge sum, he arranged Rs 2,000 and promised the doctor to pay the remaining amount later.

Later, Sisha’s wife delivered two kids after a caesarean section in the hospital.

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“I had paid Rs 2,000 to the doctor after arranging the money from one of my relatives. The doctor threatened to stop medicines if I did not pay the remaining Rs 3,000,” said Sisha after filing a complaint with the Chief District Medical Officer.

The CDMO confirmed to have got a written complaint and assured appropriate action would be taken after an inquiry. According to reports, the doctor has been shifted from the hospital and posted at the CDMO office.