Indian doctor suspended over Facebook post on dengue

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12 November, 2017 09:15 AM

Indian doctor suspended over Facebook post on dengue

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West Bengal health department of India on Saturday suspended a doctor for allegedly accusing the state government on social media over the prevailing dengue situation in the city.

The doctor Arunachal Dutta Choudhury who was associated with a state government hospital wrote in his Facebook post that Mamata government is trying to suppress facts relating to the dengue menace in the state, reports Zeenews with PTI inputs.

Choudhury's posts on the social media amount to "misinterpretation in the public and (are) derogatory to the hospital administration," the suspension order issued by the state health department on Saturday read.

The doctor, an MD, was posted at Barasat District Hospital in North 24 Parganas district. He claimed in the posts that 500 people were admitted to the hospital on October 6 and wrote about his struggle to diagnose the patients many of whom were lying on the floor.