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Three Kerala doctors face criminal case for caesarean photos

The DMO and the police have recorded the statements of several hospital staff members.

An internal inquiry by the health department has found that three doctors were prima facie responsible for photographing a caesarean at a government hospital and later circulating the visuals of the procedure over WhatsApp.

The doctors at government hospital at North Kerala’s Payyannur had allegedly took the visuals of the caesarean held on July 18. After the visuals had got circulated in the WhatsApp two days back, the woman, who had gave birth to three kids, complained the police.

The doctors named Manoj Kumar, Madhusudhanan VV and Sunil PP are now facing a criminal case under section 354 of IPC and section 66E and 67 A of IT Act. The high court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail applications of the three doctors, who have gone into hiding after the woman moved the police.

Kannur district medical officer Dr K J Reena, who led a departmental inquiry, said prima facie three doctors were found responsible for the incident. They have not reported before the inquiry panel of the DMO for submitting their version. Only with the help of the cyber cell, we would be able to fix which doctor has shot the caesarean using mobile phone, said the DMO.

The DMO and the police have recorded the statements of several hospital staff members.