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Shocking: WB Doctor suspended for facebook post, Medical Community shocked

Shocking: WB Doctor suspended for facebook post, Medical Community shocked

Kolkata: West Bengal Health and Family Welfare Department suspended a government doctor after he posted a message on Facebook, alleging that the authorities were suppressing facts relating to the dengue outbreak.

The suspension letter of doctor Arunachal Dutta Choudhury stated that his posts amount to “misinterpretation in the public and are derogatory to the hospital administration”.

Choudhury, in one of his social media posts, claimed that the hospital admitted around 500 patients on October 6, which was much more than the capacity of the hospital. He further described how he struggled to reach the patients across scores of others lying on the floor.

“People are dying of fever. I’m trying to console them. In the death certificate, I’m writing ‘fever with thrombocytopenia’… not dengue,” Choudhury wrote in his post.

The post, which went on to describe his daily routine at the hospital said that he was allotted 50 patients, but could not even locate them due to so much overcrowding at the hospital. The post immediately went viral on social media, being shared more than 500 times. The doctor soon received a letter from the health department informing him of his suspension.

The doctor was posted at Barasat District Hospital, which is located about 30km north of Kolkata.

Where is free Speech? Ask Doctors

Medical Practitioners in the state indeed were dismayed at the action of the health department. ” Rather than suspending Dr A. Dutta Chowdhury, any reasonable, rational authority honestly committed to people and delivery of standard level of health care as a right of each and every citizen should have taken the post in right earnest and should have taken corrective measures. It is unfortunate that the Health Directorate has not bothered to take remedial actions and instead has taken steps that only exposes the weaklings of the government.,” said a release made by the West Bengal Doctor Association.

“It is unfortunate that I was suspended. I could have retired at 60, but the state government extended the age of retirement of doctors and I had to work,” a disillusioned Dutta Choudhury told the media.

 

 

 

 

Source: ANI
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    Dr.Prabhavathy.P November 12, 2017, 2:31 pm

    In India, this is the state of hardworking n honest doctors. Shame on the part of the department who suspended him without rectifying the problem.

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    Dr Kiran Dambalkar November 12, 2017, 1:21 pm

    Where is whistle blower concept.. The facts stated by the officer should be verified and if true he should be reinstated forthwith.

  3. The doctors should continue to be true to themselves, their patients and society at large . Inspite of coercive administration, the confidence in oneself is very important. Well done all the best. Doctors association should unitedly stand with the doctor. What is the media doing about the issue

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    DR.KIRIT.L.RAJPUT November 12, 2017, 12:27 pm

    right sir

  5. What\’s so shocking,read service conduct and rules

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    Dr RAMESH VARDHAN November 11, 2017, 9:03 pm

    In DIDI WASTE BANGAL. OUR NATIONAL EMBLEM DEPICTING THREE LIONS OF ASHOKA THE GREAT , WRITTEN BELOW \” SATYAGRAHA JAYATHE\” SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EXCLUDING THAT OF GOVERNOR\’S. What nonsense, telling truth is a crime, promoting falsehood is order of the day. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE JUDICIARY AND I M A WEST BENGAL.

  7. Right sir

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