Doctor arrested for beating up Women Health Workers in Rayagada

Rayagada, Feb 02: A doctor in Rayagada was arrested on Monday for allegedly beating up six women health workers at a meeting. The accused Dr Sanjib Kumar Behera is posted as the medical officer in-charge of Chandrapur community health centre in the district.

A case has been registered under sections 354, 294 and 310 of SC/ST Atrocities Act against Dr. Behera.

He allegedly beat up six auxiliary nursing midwives for not producing the monthly reports during a review meeting at the health centre on Saturday following which they were admitted to the hospital.

The health workers had not produced the reports as they were not paid salaries for past five months. When they clarified this to the doctor, he allegedly misbehaved them and thrashed them.