‘Fake doctor’ treating patients for 3 years held in Odisha’s Sundargarh

Rourkela: Police today arrested a person for allegedly working as a doctor at Nuagaon Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Odisha’s Sundargarh district for three years by furnishing forged documents.

The accused, identified as Padmanavan Mukhi Karwa, was picked up by police from his residence at Sector-15 in Rourkela. He was interrogated at the Sundargarh Town police station, following which he was arrested.

Padmanavan’s offence came to light after a group of people of Nuagaon sought the intervention of Sundargarh Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) and Public Health Officer (PHO) in this connection after obtaining his educational documents through Right To Information (RTI).

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