Bhanjanagar SDMO held for taking bribe

Berhampur: The State Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday arrested Bhanjanagar Sub-divisional Medical Officer Bijay Panda for accepting bribe from a patient.

The arrested doctor is undergoing treatment at the MKCG hospital in Berhampur as he suffered a heart attack after being caught by the Vigilance.

Panda had demanded Rs 5,000 from Shashi Naik, the patient and a resident of Dhaumundia village, to conduct an operation.

On the basis of a complaint filed by the family members of the patient, waiting sleuths rounded up the doctor while taking a bribe of Rs 3,000 from Naik’s wife.