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)
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,
is functioning inside the premises of mother and child ward
situated at Phulobado.
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