Sundergarh: The fake doctor posted at Nuagaon Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Sundergarh district for nearly three years and was absconding after his forgery was exposed has been held on Wednesday.
Reportedly, the accused Padmanabhan Mukhi Karwa has been held by Sundergarh Town Police and is being subjected to interrogation.
Mukhi was posted at Nuagaon PHC as the Medical Officer (MO) since 2016 by furnishing fake MBBS certificate from VIMSAR, Burla. The discrepancy came to light after a group of locals caught hold of his certificates through an RTI application.
He was earlier working at Hi-Tech Medical College & Hospital, Railways and Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) and left the jobs after the authorities started to dig through his past suspecting submission of a fake certificate.
He was absconding after he was summoned by Sundergarh Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) for verification of his certificates. The CDMO had yesterday said that he is investigating into the matter and action will be initiated against Mukhi soon.