As many as 362 docs in Bihar have been served with a showcause discover for not reporting to work with out prior discover amid the coronavirus pandemic. This had led the Nitish Kumar-led authorities within the state to implement one other strict directive – no leaves, other than maternity leaves, will be availed by docs, healthcare employees and paramedic employees until the top of Could.
All of the docs are from authorities hospitals which have been working extensively to deal with COVID-19 sufferers. From over 37 districts within the state between March 31 to April 12 the docs have been absent from responsibility, the state well being ministry mentioned in a press launch.
At a time when docs and well being employees are most vital, these docs did not report back to work on account of coronavirus fears.
Many healthcare employees have been attacked throughout the nation and lots of have been ostracised by individuals in concern that they could unfold the extremely contagious virus.
Assaults on well being officers peaked in Bihar final month, with 4 circumstances being reported throughout the state in a single day. This was at a time when the variety of coronavirus circumstances had not even crossed 100.
Not all 362 docs who have been absent have been treating coronavirus sufferers. However on this time of grave want because the nation grapples with the lethal virus, nearly everyone seems to be concerned in monitoring, tracing or treating sufferers in a roundabout way or the opposite.
Bihar has reported 529 coronavirus circumstances and has registered 4 deaths up to now. The nation has been underneath a lockdown since March 25 which has been prolonged twice.