Bhubaneswar, Aug 12: The authorities of Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital in Bhubaneswar have filed a defamation case against the Odisha Television Limited (OTV) for allegedly propagating false, unauthenticated and malicious misinformation against the hospital.
The medical college has filed the case at the Khordha SDJM court against seven persons of OTV and two persons, who had purportedly entered into a telephonic conversation which had gone viral that tarnished the image of the medical college.
On August 7, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) had lodged a complaint against the Odia news channel accusing it of spreading misinformation related to Covid-19.
In the audio clip, a person who was discharged from hospital after being successfully treated for Covid-19 claimed that funds given by the Union Government is being misappropriated by the BMC and the Covid hospitals. Besides, he accused the civic body of sending people who have not tested positive for coronavirus to Covid hospitals to fulfill its target.