Doctor suspended for Dengue post on facebook

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In a shocking incident, West Bengal health department has reportedly suspended a doctor in Facebook post alleging suppressing facts related to dengue case in the state.

It was reported that Arunachal Dutta Choudhury’s wrote on his post on social media misinterpretation in the public and (are) derogatory to the hospital administration. Following this, the suspension order was issued by the health department on Friday.

It was learned that the doctor was posted at Barasat District Hospital near North 24 Parganas district.

Dr. A Dutta Chowdhury said in a statement, “Even if one can be located, it is difficult to reach him as one has to step on other patients lying just about everywhere”.

He claimed that at least 500 people were admitted to the hospital on October 6.

It was further added, “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”.

Following this, the government officials was not available for the comments.

The forum’s statement reads, “What we gather from social media post is a set of pictures in a government hospital reflecting a crowded ward.

It was further added, “As a sensitive citizen, he showed his frustration and anguish in not being able to deliver the required standard of care because of immeasurable workload and overcrowding. He has not commented on the performance of the government….”

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