Doctor takes selfie in OT of Jeypore hospital while operating on patient

Jeypore: A controversy has surfaced in the District headquarters hospital (DHH) here in Koraput district after a photograph of doctors operating in the operation theatre went viral on social media.

According to sources, a doctor had taken a selfie with a mobile phone inside the newly functional operation theatre and the photo was later uploaded on social media. The incident has drawn criticism from various quarters after the matter came to light.

Sources said, after the Jeypore hospital became functional on August 15, the operation theatre was opened for the first time on Wednesday.

The photograph was taken when the doctors were operating a pregnant woman who was admitted to the hospital.

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Meanwhile, CDMO of Jeypore DHH, Lalit Mohan Rath has ordered an enquiry into the incident.

“The Superintendent was asked to conduct a preliminary probe and submit a report. After the enquiry necessary action will be taken,” the CDMO said.

On the other hand, comments of the concerned doctor could not be obtained over the matter.

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