From covid positive to negative, doctor suspended in Rajouri

From covid positive to negative, doctor suspended in Rajouri

By: Javaid Malik MK


Thirty two students who tested positive to covid-19 infection in Thanamandi area of Rajouri were again tested by the authorities but they tested negative.

The government has decided to suspend the doctor of CHC Thanamandi who first tested these students. Authorities decided to go for RT PCR testing in Thanamandi area of Rajouri district and all these students tested negative.

An order, a copy of which lie with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) stated that during the Testing on 27.09.2021, at one of the Private School in Thanamandi Zone, under the supervision of Dr. Shabab Ahmed (Dental Surgeon) Nodal Officer COVID-19, 32 students were detected COVID-19 Positive and as per SOPs, they were shifted to Covid Care Centre Plangarh for Isolation.

“The RTPCR Test of all the Students was conducted on 28.09.2021, wherein all have reported “Negative”, Now therefore, in view of the lackadaisical approach & dereliction of duties, Dr. Shabab Ahmed, Dental Surgeon CHC Thanamandi (Nodal Officer, COVID-19 Block Thanamandi) is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect, pending further enquiry into the matter,” the order reads.

It reads that during the period of the suspension he shall remain attached with the office of the Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Koteranka.

“Further, Block Medical Officer, Darhal, is hereby directed to explain her position, regarding the lapse on the part of Health Department, within 3 days, positively, so that further action under Service rules may be initiated,” it reads.

With KNO inputs

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