Govt doctors’ body demands revocation of Odisha doctor’s suspension

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Medical Services Association (OMSA), the apex body of Government doctors, today appealed the Odisha government to revoke the suspension of Dr Lalit Mohan Behera, a doctor of the State Assembly dispensary.

In a letter to the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the OMSA said Beehra was suspended without any investigation and genuine case.

“Such type of action by the Government has broken down moral courage of Doctors at this crucial junction, who are front line warrior to fight CORONA,” the letter wrote.

On March 27, the State government placed Behera on suspension after it was found out that he did not report to authorities when the third COVID-19 case from Odisha visited him for consultation.

This apart, the OMSA asked the State government to provide enough number of life protecting materials for doctors and paramedical staff, like-Gloves, N95 Masks, Sanitizer, PPE Kit (goggles, boot covers, gowns) to fight Corona.

In the letter, the association thanked the government for the four months advance salary and work place security for doctors and paramedical staff.

Meanwhile, the State government today decided to intensively train personnel in accordance with available protocols. Also MBBS students of 7th, 8th & 9th semesters will be trained to be deployed if need arises, mentioned an order issued by Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy.

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