Odisha: Fake Doctor Absconds After Forged Degrees Exposed

Sundergarh: A doctor posted at Nuagaon Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Sundergarh district for nearly three years turned out to be a fake medical practitioner. The man in question, Padmanabhan Mukhi Karwa is now absconding after he was summoned by the Chief District Medical Officer for verification of his certificates.

The discrepancy came to light after a group of locals caught hold of Mukhi’s certificates through an RTI application. Mukhi was posted at Nuagaon PHC as the Medical Officer (MO) since 2016 by furnishing fake MBBS certificate from VIMSAR, Burla.

Sources said Mukhi left his past jobs at Hi-Tech Medical College & Hospital, Railways and Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) after the authorities started to dig through his past suspecting submission of a fake certificate. Sundergarh CDMO said that he is investigating into the matter and action will be initiated against Mukhi soon.

Dr. Padmanabhan Mukhi Karwa

Saroj Kumar Mishra, CDMO, Sundargarh

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