Bihar: 362 doctors report absent from hospital duty; receive showcause notice

As many as 362 medical officers were found to be absent from their duty in hospitals across Bihar. According to the Department of Health, a clarification has been sought from the doctors and officers for neglecting their duties amid the outbreak of coronavirus. Action will be taken against the medical staff under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 & Epidemic Disease Act, 1897. All the doctors are from government hospitals which have been working extensively to treat COVID-19 patients. From over 37 districts in the state between March 31 to April 12 the doctors were absent from duty, the state health ministry said in a press release.

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