GMC Ambikapur gynecologist suspended for negligence in duty

Raipur: Chhattisgarh government has suspended Dr Manju Ekka, a gynaecologist at the hospital attached to Rajmata Smt. Devendra Kumari Singhdeo Government Medical College Ambikapur with immediate effect for showing negligence in allocated work.

Officials said that she has been suspended in connection with the death of patient Smt. Subuktara, husband Shri Israfil, was referred from Pratappur in the hospital affiliated with the Medical College, on November 29, in a case related to high-risk pregnancy. Despite receiving information from the hospital during her on-call duty in the hospital, she did not promptly discharge her official duties and responsibilities.

In the preliminary inquiry report received on December 01 regarding the incident, it was found that Dr Manju Ekka has shown extreme negligence in discharging her official duties. This act is a clear violation of Rule 3 of the Chhattisgarh Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1965. She has been suspended with immediate effect under Rule 9 (a) of the Chhattisgarh Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1966 for showing negligence in allocated work. Her headquarters has been fixed as office Civil Surgeon-cum-Chief Hospital Superintendent, District Hospital, Surajpur and she will be eligible for subsistence allowance as per rules during the suspension period, said the official.

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