Doctor who requested leave for self-quarantine appointed nodal officer in Wayanad
Kozhikode: A doctor who requested leave to stay in self-quarantine has been appointed as nodal officer. The doctor working in Wayanad district hospital had forwarded a letter requesting leave but after two days he received an appointment order for the post of nodal officer. Mathrubhumi News received a copy of the letter.
As the doctor's son returned from Bengaluru, they consulted another doctor in district hospital and sent the son's samples for test. Following this, the doctor forwarded the letter to district health department on March 24 requesting leave for remaining in quarantine. The letter was accepted in file on March 25.
However, within two days after the letter was forwarded, the doctor was assigned an important duty related to the COVID-19 resistance activities in the district. The doctor was given charge for Quality and Infection Controlling Activities and appointed COVID-19 nodal officer.
Upon receiving the order, the doctor arrived at the hospital and took charge. The district hospital was declared as COVID-19 hospital. There were allegations that huge lapses occurred in preparing alternative facilities. Amid these issues, the doctor who requested self-quarantine is being appointed in a key position.