Cuttack: Authorities at SCB Medical College and Hospital in the city of Cuttack in Odisha have suspended an elevator operator after he was caught drinking alcohol inside a ticket window in a video that has gone viral on social media on Sunday.
The video showed the man wearing the uniform of an outsourced agency consuming drink while an employee booked tickets for patients inside a counter in the hospital building. The video did not mention the department or the wing of the prestigious hospital in Odisha. But it emerged that the video was shot in the counter of the hospital’s trauma department.
Dr Abinash Rout, administrative officer of SCB Hospital, had admitted that he had seen the video and that they were reviewing it to determine the identity of the man. He had also ensured the prosecution of the person.
Speaking to the media on Monday, Dr Rout said the man had been identified as Santosh Nayak, who works as an elevator operator at the hospital. Nayak was employed by an outsourced agency.
He further stated that Santosh was suspended from duty and banned from entering the hospital campus. The agency also received notice in this regard, he added.
It may be noted that a video showing a man accepting a bribe from a youth to provide him with a job at SCB Hospital had gone viral in July.
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