For Social Media Posts On Shortage Of Protective Gear, Delhi Hospital Fires Doctor

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For Social Media Posts On Shortage Of Protective Gear, Delhi Hospital Fires Doctor

The Hindu Rao Hospital, which comes under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, has discharged the work of an orthopedic surgeon who had raised the issue of there being a shortage of “proper personal safety equipment and N-95 masks” at the Hindu Rao hospital for staff despite the coronavirus outbreak.

The medical superintendent of the Hindu Rao Hospital issued an order terminating his services and it accused him of “bringing disrepute to the Hindu Rao Hospital.”

The medical superintendent of the Hindu Rao hospital issued a show-cause notice to Dr. Piyush Singh a month ago, on March 16. In the show-cause notice, it was stated that Dr. Piyush Singh had uploaded a video of the orthopedic emergency ward of the institution at 14.3.2010 on Facebook along with sarcastic statements.

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The show-cause notice further stated, that Dr. Piyush Singh has bypassed the channels available to him for addressing his grief and directly uploaded to social media, which is unacceptable.

Further, the show-cause notice to Dr. Piyush Singh had asked him to explain within 24 hours why he should not be discharged from Hindu Rao Hospital for not telling the grief either to his guide, or the head of the orthopedic department, or Hindu Rao Hospital administration before taking this matter to social media.

After one month, an order was issued by the medical superintendent of Hindu Rao Hospital which stated that Dr. Piyush Pushkar Singh, of the Orthopaedics Department in Hindu Rao Hospital, Delhi is discharged from his services with instant effect for bringing disrepute to the institution.”

Earlier, Dr. Piyush Pushkar Singh had appealed innocence while countering to a tweet by a health journalist, who had stated that he was thrown out of his services for sharing a video on social media of water dripping on a patient’s bed – thereby bringing ‘disrepute’ to the institution and that Dr. Piyush Pushkar Singh was also being accused of stealing N-95 masks and personal safety kits, etc.

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