The immediate action taken by the state government will motivate healthcare workers to give better service to the public amid the pandemic.,
The doctor was suspended on Thursday following a complaint lodged by the Trained Nurses' Association JNIMS to the director of JNIMS, demanding termination of the doctor from his medical officer post following the alleged assault on one of its staff nurses on Wednesday.
Sample testing of COVID-19 and intake of COVID positive patients will continue, the director said.
The five health professionals who have been found to have COVID-19 are staff of PHC Laimapokpam.
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur has risen to 898 of which, 648 are active cases.