Former VIMSAR head Dr Aswini Pujahari joins Congress in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Former controversial Director of VSS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla, Dr Aswini Kumar Pujahari entered into active politics with joining the Congress ahead of the 2019 general elections.

He was inducted into the national political party in presence of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Niranjan Patnaik at Congress Bhawan here today.

The doctor, who treated cancer patient with table salt, had stepped down as VIMSAR Director on February 9 this year.

Dr Pujahari was accused of conducting unethical experimental surgeries on poor and destitute patients without consent and approval of the ethics committee.

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