Shimoga: Six staffers of the government McGann Hospital were suspended from service after they issued a statement criticizing the government. The suspended have been identified as nurses Chetana Kumari, Pavitra, Bhavana and Ravi, as well as D group workers Padmaraj and Arun, they were involved to take care of COVID - 19 patients admitted into the hospital. As per sources, the suspended staffers were asked to stay back at the facility provided at the hospital as the staff entrusted with the healthcare of coronavirus patients cannot go home at the end of the day. After a few days as the water problem erupted there, they were shifted to a private quarter located on Kuvempu Road. Upset over this the staffers were speaking about lack of food and stay facility there among themselves and the recording of their conversations and utterances were widely shared in social media. Following the incident he director of the medical college Dr Gurupadappa, suspended the staff concerned.
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