Odisha Assembly dispensary doc suspended after treating coronavirus patient

Bhubaneswar: Dr. Lalit Behera, Medical Officer, Zonal Dispensary, Odisha Legislative Assembly, who had treated the third coronavirus patient of the state, was today placed under suspension.

As per an official order, Dr. Behera shall not leave headquarters without obtaining prior permission of competent authority.

The 60-year-old man, who was detected as Odisha’s third COVID-19 patient on Thursday night, came here by a flight from New Delhi on March 10.

The man had gone to Delhi on March 7 and during his stay there, he had also visited Rewari in Haryana, Odisha government’s chief spokesperson on COVID-19 Subroto Bagchi, said.

He returned to Bhubaneswar by a flight along with his wife and daughter, he said. On March 13, he became unwell and on March 16, he went to the Assembly dispensary and subsequently visited a private hospital’s OPD on March 21, Bagchi said, adding that on March 23 he was admitted to the ICU of the hospital with pneumonia and discharged on March 24.

On the same day, he went to the Capital Hospital was admitted there on March 25. His sample was sent for testing and it came back as positive for coronavirus on the night of March 26, Bagchi said.

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