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Doctors Protest Over Suspension Of Colleague On Covid Duty In Tripura

The government doctors in Tripura, who have been at the forefront in the virus battle, are now at loggerheads with the state government after a doctor posted at a Covid care centre in Agartala was suspended on Wednesday.

The suspended doctor, Dr Uttam Bhattacharjee, an Assistant Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology of Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC), was posted at the Bhagat Singh Covid care centre.

Doctors from Indian Medical Association (IMA), Tripura chapter, AGMC Teachers’ Forum and All Tripura Government Doctors Association (ATGDA) termed the suspension as “unjustified”. They demanded immediate withdrawal of the suspension order.

“We don’t know why Dr Bhattacharjee was suspended. But this kind of decision is an attack on the medical community. His suspension is unjustified,” said Dr Rajesh Choudhury, secretary of ATGDA.

The decision has been taken as a “disciplinary action” and what the government sources indicated a “follow up action” after Tripura’s firebrand BJP MLA and former health minister Sudip Roy Burman entered the Agartala COVID care centre over a video alleging poor facilities at the centre.

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