Two doctors suspended in cycle pump sterilisation case

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today placed two medical officers under suspension for using a bicycle pump during sterilisation surgeries in a community health centre (CHC) in Angul district.

Angul collector Sachin Ramchandra Jadhav said the administration suspended Shankarlal Agarwal, additional district medical officer of Angul, and Banarpal CHC in-charge Deepak Garnaik over the incident.

“The suspension was effected following a preliminary inquiry report. Action will be taken against the people involved in the case after the inquiry is completed,” said Jadhav.

Sources said the district administration is conducting an inquiry to identify the people involved in the case.