Jharkhand: Duty in Corona’s isolation ward, doctor couple resign

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Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. A doctor couple resigned here amid Corona’s treatment. His duty was put in the isolation ward. Now both have been told to return in 24 hours or else action will be taken. Both doctors Alok Tirkey and Soumya sent their resignations on WhatsApp and e-mail. Doctor Alok Tirkey has referred to his wife’s health.

According to Hindustantimes, Civil Surgeon Doctor Manju Dubey said on Tuesday that she has given a 24-hour ultimatum to Doctor Alok Tirkey. State Health Secretary Dr. Nitin Madan Kulkarni has said that he should join duty immediately, Manju Dubey said.

On the instructions of the Health Secretary, I have asked Dr. Tirkey to join duty within 24 hours or else an FIR will be registered against him under the Jharkhand Pandemic Disease (Kovid-19) Regulation and Epidemic Disease Act, 1897. If they do not immediately return to their duties, then their registration can also be canceled by the Medical Council of India.

‘No other doctor has resigned’

He told that he (Dr. Alok) was earlier in the district under the District Mineral Fund, but had resigned to join the newly formed Dumka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Later, he also resigned from DMCH and joined Sadar Hospital here a few days ago.


Dubey said that apart from these doctor couple, none of the other 23 doctors of Sadar Hospital have resigned and neither has sought leave till now. He said that Dr. Tirkey is a specialist physician and has referred to the health of his wife Dr. Soumya in his resignation.

What does Dr. Tirkey say?

On the other hand, Dr. Tirkey says that he was a victim of office politics. They said,

My wife and sister are in immunosuppressive state and they are more at risk of infection. My sister has recently had a kidney transplant. Anyway, I am not among those who run and will give my services for the time being, but will leave this job after the crisis of Covid-19 ends in a month or so.

He said that the people of Chaibasa know how they worked in their last term.

He alleged, I was in the isolation ward from 10 am to 1 pm on the first day without a protective kit. The situation of DMCH was that there were no medicines here, so that the patients who came could be treated.

A 21 days lockdown has been announced in India because of Corona. So far, Corona virus cases have increased to 553 in India. With the death of one person in Tamil Nadu, the death toll in the country has gone up to 11 and 22 people have recovered.


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