Identified as Anil Tank, the health worker was posted in Rajasthan’s Dausa district and his services have also been terminated.
The contractual employee worked as a senior treatment supervisor in Mahuwa.
Police said that he was found circulating fake news related to the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state.
He also spread rumours regarding the setting up of isolation wards to treat the patients.
Police sources informed that Tank was arrested for his “statement conducing to public mischief”.