Bhubaneswar : The Odisha government has reinstated the doctor it had placed under suspension for violation of COVID-19 regulations.

The State health & family welfare department vide it’s letter 9498 dated 2nd April 2020 has reinstated Dr. Lalit Kumar Behera , medical officer, zonal dispensary, Odisha Legislative Assembly. Dr. Behera was placed under suspension on 27th March 2020.

Dr. Behera has been reinstated and posted in his earlier post in State Assembly zonal dispensary with immediate affect.

Dr. Behera was suspended following report that he had treated a patient with symptom of COVID-19 but did not report the case. Subsequently the patient was found to be positive to Coronavirus test.