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Amid pandemic, two Sunam doctors resign

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Sangrur, May 10

At a time when Covid-19 cases are rising in the state, two MD doctors have resigned from the Sunam civil hospital citing personal reasons.

The Health Department, however, has not accepted their resignation. But one of the doctors has already left the job, while the other will leave on May 25.

Sunam SMO Dr Sanjay Kamra confirmed the resignation Dr Parveen Garg and Dr Himanshu Garg, who are MD (medicine).

"Dr Parveen, who was appointed the nodal officer for Covid-19, stopped coming to the hospital on May 7, while Dr Himanshu has given notice till May 25. I have informed my seniors to make alternative arrangements," the SMO said.

Area residents, meanwhile, have requested the state government to look into the matter as the resignation of the two doctors would hamper the healthcare services in Sunam.

create serious problems for them as one was also working as Covid-19 nodal officer.

"The state government should look into the matter because personal reasons are not a valid ground to resign at a time when the state is fighting the Covid-19 pandemic," said Gurdial Singh, a farmer who visited the hospital on Sunday.

The civil hospital has 50 beds and it caters to Sunam city and nearby villages.

To encourage health staff, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Saturday announced that all frontline workers, including doctors, nurses and paramedical staff, would be given the best facilities if anyone was infected during the duty. — TNS

from The Tribune

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