Odisha Govt sent 4 nurses on compulsory leave in Malkangiri over TikTok issue

Malkangiri: The four nurses who had made TikTok videos in the District Headquarters Hospital here were on Thursday asked by the district Collector to go on compulsory leave for an indefinite period.

The action against them followed an inquiry. Besides, a special committee has been constituted to investigate the matter and action would be taken following the committee’s report, informed the Malkangiri Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO).

Notably, multiple TikTok videos of the on-duty nurses have emerged on social media in which they are seen performing dance sequences and lip-syncing dialogues at the hospital. Another video featured one of the nurses kissing and cradling a child patient without gloves in sync with a music track in the background.

The nurses were served show-cause notices by the CDMO on Wednesday and asked to reply to the notices within 24 hours.


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