LUCKNOW: A doctor posted at Jalaun community healthcare centre(CHC) was suspended on Sunday for negligence on duty by the state government. The doctor, Dr Uday Kumar, was allegedly performing duty under the influence of alcohol and was also referring patients to private pathology labs.
The incident came to light after the death of a 26-year-old patient, Shrilal, who was admitted to the Jalaun CHC with deteriorated health but Dr Kumar advised him to get a blood testdone from a private pathology lab instead of the hospital lab.While going to a private lab to give a sample on the third day, he died in a way. Attendants complained with Deputy Chief MinisterBrajesh Pathak who ordered a probe.
The probe revealed that Dr Kumar was not only referring patients to private labs, but was also performing duty under the influence of alcohol. Following this, the health department suspended him and attached to the Additional Director’s office in Jhansi.
Meanwhile DyCM also ordered strict action against another doctor, deputy chief medical officer of Gazipur Dr Sujit Kumar Mishra, for disobeying the instructions of higher officials and engaging in private practice by remaining absent from duty without notice.

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