Hisar: Bi­ol­o­gist on Covid duty shifted to anti-malaria unit

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - SPOTLIGHT -

HISAR: A bi­ol­o­gist, who held the post of Hisar Covid-19 quar­an­tine in-charge, has been trans­ferred to the malaria con­trol unit.

Ramesh Pu­nia, while claim­ing that the reshuf­fle was ‘po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated’, said, “A man had re­cently ar­rived from Gu­ru­gram and I, along with a team of health depart­ment, went to his house to take him to the iso­la­tion ward. His sam­ples were tested for coro­n­avirus and the re­port came back neg­a­tive. But, as he had re­turned from Gu­ru­gram, my team on Sun­day evening reached his house to paste ‘home quar­an­tined’ poster where we faced op­po­si­tion from his fam­ily mem­bers.” “On Mon­day morn­ing, I came to know that I have been shifted to the anti-malaria unit. The man is po­lit­i­cally con­nected and used his power to re­move me from the post of quar­an­tine in-charge,” he claimed.

Chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer Dr Yo­gesh Sharma said, “Ramesh Pu­nia works un­der the dis­trict malaria of­fi­cer. Pu­nia has been asked to con­trol malaria spread. There is no po­lit­i­cal pres­sure on the health depart­ment.”

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