Cuttack, Sep 27: Mangalabag police on Saturday arrested a tout from SCB Medical College and Hospital in the city.
The accused has been identified as Jitendra Sethy (32) hailing from Banki area in Cuttack district. Police said that Sethy is currently working as an ambulance driver of a private hospital in Cuttack.
Sethy was arrested on the basis of a complaint filed by the Maheswar Mishra, ASI of Medical Outpost.
“ Mishra found him of trying to convince the attendants of patients to shift them to private healthcare institutes in lieu of commission. He has good links with reputed doctors and specialists in a number of nursing homes and diagnostic centres. He also used to transfer the patients from SCB to different nursing homes and diagnostic centre in plea of better treatment and sophisticated infrastructure and get some cash from those establishments,” said a police official.