DHO refutes bribery allegation

The Bengaluru Urban District Health Officer (DHO), Dr M Rajini, who is facing an inquiry after some doctors accused her of being corrupt and harassing them, has claimed that allegations against her were “false”.

Speaking to Deccan Herald on Wednesday, she said the office bearers of the Karnataka State Government Medical Officers’ Association had filed an atrocities case against her in order to take revenge on her. She said she had been targeted for cracking down on indiscipline and transferring some doctors against their wishes.

“One of the doctors was transferred to Anekal Primary Health Centre (PHC) to fill the post of gynaecologist there. In another instance, I had sought explanation from doctors who had not reported for duty at a PHC on time. As I have been questioning such irregularities at work, they have demanded my transfer,” she claimed.

Meanwhile, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, U T Khader, said that the government would not succumb to “pressure politics”. “The district commissioner is looking into the matter. Transfers cannot be done based on recommendations. We will wait for the inquiry report,” he added.

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