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Doctor couple asked to re-join duty or face action after they resign amid Coronavirus

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A doctor in a government hospital in Jharkhand’s West Singhbhum district resigned along with his doctor wife over his deployment in a coronavirus isolation ward through WhatsApp message and then an email. The doctor, Dr Alok Tirkey was served an ultimatum to join in 24 hours or face an FIR under Jharkhand Epidemic Disease (Covid-19) Regulation-2020 and Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, by the state health secretary Dr Nitin Kulkarni.