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14 govt doctors in UP’s Unnao quit in protest over endless COVID review

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Fourteen government doctors in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao have resigned from their post complaining about the endless COVID reviews. The doctors, who later withdrew their resignation, also said they were being made scapegoats for the surge in cases in the regions.

The doctors work at the Community Health Centres and Primary Health Care centres in Unnao. Some of the doctors visited the office of Unnao’s chief medical officer Dr. Ashutosh Kumar on Wednesday to hand over the letter.

The doctors have alleged that they were being punished despite working hard. Unnao’s district magistrate Ravindra Kumar said the matter has been sorted and the concerns of the doctors will be addressed.

The doctors had complained that the team was being marked out and despite travelling to far-flung areas to track and isolate COVID patients they were called for review meetings repeatedly on the same day.

The doctors said this was done to ensure that the officials could personally verify if they were working or not. The doctors also said that it was being implied that the COVID was on the rise because they were not working.

The doctors also submitted the memorandum alleging that punitive action was being taken against them without any rhyme or reason.

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Bodies found in Unnao in UP

Unnao is also the place where some bodies, suspected to be of COVID patients, were found buried in the sand. Local police are also on the lookout for more burials.

The bodies were found buried in an area far from the river and an inquiry has been ordered. Earlier dead bodies floating in the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur and Bihar’s Buxar were reported. It was suspected that the bodies were of COVID patients that were dumped in the river.

 

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