The Joint Platform of Doctors strongly condemn the alleged detention of/ issuance of chargesheet to Dr Indranil Khan
Dr. Indranil Khan, a practising oncologist, had only asked for Appropriate PPEs for frontline health workers, engaged in management of COVID 19 pandemic. He drew administration’s attention to the poor quality of the PPEs supplied by posting in social media. He took part in a campaign, all of us were part of which, when rainwears were supplied in stead of PPEs.
Dr. Indranil Khan can’t be held/ detained/chargesheeted for voicing the concerns about quality of PPEs,
PPE is a safety device as per WHO guidelines to be used in dealing with communicable diseases, more so during the pandemic of COVID19, of which we are yet to know in depth. An unprotected health worker can be a threat to lot of common people.
The MOH&FW have already admitted that the PPEs, supplied earlier, were of substandard quality.
It’s not wrong to attract attention of the administration in greater public interest but it is deplorable for the administration to chargesheet a concerned citizen and health worker to voice his concern.
Everyone, involved in harassment of Dr. Indranil Khan, must immediately withdraw all charges and tender unconditional apology to the entire medical fraternity, who are working day in and out in the frontline to save mankind from peril.
Joint Platform of Doctor, West Bengal