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OD-SELFIE-PROBE


A probe was ordered into

alleged clicking of a selfie by a doctor in an operation

theatre (OT) of a government hospital in Odisha's Koraput

district and circulation of the photo on social media,

officials said on Friday.

A woman in labour was rushed to the District Headquarters

Hospital (DHH) at Jeypore for delivery on Wednesday and a

woman doctor clicked a selfie inside the OT with a group of

doctors conducting operation in the background, they said.

It is illegal to carry mobile phone and clicking photos

inside an OT. The circumstances in which the photo was taken

and how it got circulated in social media are being inquired,"

said Lalit Mohan Rath, Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO)

of Koraput.

After getting the inquiry report, necessary action

will be taken, he said.

However, as the selfie photo started doing the rounds

in social media, the district health administration drew flak

from different quarters.

The OT is not a tourist spot to click photographs.

How could the doctors be so negligent. Strict action should be

taken against those responsible for clicking and circulating

the photo. Also, strict instruction should be issued to

prevent recurrence of such incident, said Ajit Sahu, a

Jeypore based activist.

When contacted, the woman doctor Sasmita Das said it

was a collective decision of all the doctors present inside

the OT to take the photo and to upload it in the DHH WhatsApp

group as operation took place for the first time at the

hospital's OT after it was shifted to its new building at

Phulobado, situated on the outskirts of Jeypore on October 15.

We were excited as operation started in the new DHH

building and the photo was uploaded in out DHH WhatsApp group.

I dont know how it got leaked to other groups and circulated

in social media, she said

I had never thought that it will create problems

and I am apologetic for it, she said.

It may be recalled that after the sub-divisional

hospital of Jeypore was upgraded to a DHH on August 22, 2017,

the DHH was shifted to Jeypore from Koraput on October 15 and

is functioning inside the premises of mother and child ward

situated at Phulobado.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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