Last Updated: February 10, 2024, 20:28 IST
Agartala (incl. Jogendranagar, India
The man, present inside the operation theatre was identified as Jantu Debnath, a supplier of implant materials for orthopaedic patients. (Image: Shutterstock/Representative)
A video surfaced on social media which purportedly showed the man, an orthopaedic implant material supplier, wearing a surgeon’s apron and helping two orthopaedic surgeons at the operation theatre of IGM Hospital
The Tripura health department ordered a probe into an alleged incident wherein a businessman assisted surgeons inside the operation theatre of a state-run hospital in the capital Agartala, an official said on Saturday.
A video surfaced on social media which purportedly showed the man, an orthopaedic implant material supplier, wearing a surgeon’s apron and helping two orthopaedic surgeons during surgical procedures of patients at the operation theatre of Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Hospital, on January 19.
The man was identified as Jantu Debnath, a supplier of implant materials for orthopaedic patients.
“Based on the footage, a four-member committee headed by Joint Director of Health Services, Dr Souvik Debbarma, will probe into the incident thoroughly and submit its findings within a week,” Dr Supriya Mallik, the Director of Health Services, was quoted by PTI as saying.
Action will be taken if the incident proves to be true, he said, stressing that a businessman cannot join the surgical procedures at a government hospital.
On the other hand, the medical superintendent of IGM Hospital, Dr Debashri Debbarma denied Debanth’s presence in the operation theatre.
“Jantu Debanth was not present nor helped the orthopaedic surgeons during surgical procedures at the operation theatre. We don’t support such an adventurous move by any outsider,” Dr Debbarma said.
The IGM Hospital is the second biggest government hospital in Tripura.
(With PTI inputs)