05 - 08 - 2021

Dr. Sidda Reddy only Neuro surgeon resigns citing non co – operation from govt

AGARTALA, July 18, 2021: The Head of Department  ( HoD) of Neurosurgery Department of GBP Hospital, Dr. Sidda Reddy resigned and left Tripura. He has mentioned in his resignation letter that he was unable to work properly due to insufficient supply of equipments and number of staffs. He also mentioned that, in the name of 'Cure' , 'injustice' is being done to the patients. He also alleged that , Doctors of GBP Hospital are indulge in initiative  'Commission Business' with a private hospital of the state.

It is mentionable here that  due to the initiative of   former Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman long standing demand of having a neuro surgeon in State’s referral hospital was fulfilled. Several major operations  was successfully carried out  by Dr. Reddy. Having a neuro surgeon proved to  be a boon for the land locked people of  the state. The departure of Dr. Reddy from the state is matter of serious concern where health sector in the state have collapsed.

Sudip Roy Barman was one of the premier faces of the anti left movement. He and six other's joining in BJP gave an unexpected rise and boosted the support base of BJP and it was one of the eminent reason for BJP's win in the Assembly Election of Tripura in 2018.

On 3rd March 2018, when BJP was emerged as the largest party, Sudip Roy Barman was sworn in as the Health and Family Welfare Minister of the first BJP cabinet.

The trauma centre was remained paralyzed without a neurosurgery department. People of Tripura had to pay a huge amount of money in private hospitals or had to go to other States for neurological surgeries. But as soon as Sudip Roy Barman took oath as the Health Minister, within a few months they were successful to open up a neurosurgery department in the State's only referral hospital named G.B.P Hospital. Many other important and efficient steps were also taken to improve the health sector of Tripura.

But, after one year of being appointed as the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Sudip Roy Barman was removed from the cabinet by chief minister  Biplab Kumar Deb.Immediately after his removal,  several changes  came  to affect in GBP hospital.

Even an information has also got that , in G.B.P. Hospital Covid Ward patients are not getting sufficient oxygen supply. Many other issues also came about Covid Ward. As soon as Sudip Roy Barman  came to know about these problems, though he was removed from the post of Health and Family Welfare Minister, he ran to the spot andeven tried to fix the matter. People of Tripura are fed up with the present service provide by the Health Department. And not  only this, they even want Sudip Roy Barman back as the Health and Welfare Minister of Tripura.