Two male nurses nabbed for cheating patient by reselling expensive medicine in T'puram
Thiruvananthapuram: Police nabbed two male nurses of Thiruvananthapuram Medical College for cheating patients by reselling the medicine bought by them. The culprits have been identified as Shameer (29), a native of Kollam and Bivin (33), a native of Uroottambalam.
Baby (50), a native of Kattayikkonam was admitted to the medical college the other day and underwent a surgery after she met with a bike accident. The two nurses advised the relatives of Baby to buy medicine for injection from a medical shop outside. Based on the direction, relatives bought the medicine worth Rs 10,793 and handed over to the nurses. Shameer then collected from them pretending to cross check whether the medicine bought was the right one.
The two then returned the medicine to the medical shop and collected the money back. Relatives of Baby had bought the medicine after taking loan from friends.
The fraudulence came to light when the relatives went to the medical shop to get duplicate bill of the medicine. Staff at the medical shop told that the medicine was returned and two men collected the money from the shop. Following that they filed a complaint with medical college police. From the CCTV visuals in the shop, police identified the fraudsters.
Shameer and Bivin have been working as nurses at the medical college for three years. After finding the two guilty, medical college principal suspended the two from the service.
Baby met with an accident and sustained injuries while travelling with her son on September 5.