In­fected doc who al­leged neg­li­gence at San­grur Covid cen­tre booked

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTSPOTLIGH­T - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

SAN­GRUR: An in­fected doc­tor who, through a video, ac­cused the San­grur health depart­ment of neg­li­gence, while pur­port­edly show­ing un­hy­gienic con­di­tions at the Covid Care Cen­tre in Ghab­dan vil­lage, has been booked for al­legedly spread­ing false in­for­ma­tion.

The doc­tor had al­leged that there was a dead fly in the food served to him but the cen­tre’s au­thor­i­ties say the claims are base­less.

Dr Arun Jain, the med­i­cal of­fi­cer of the cen­tre, in his com­plaint to the po­lice, said that the ac­cused was un­will­ing to stay in iso­la­tion and hence was ha­rass­ing the staff through such videos.

Based on his com­plaint, a case has been reg­is­tered un­der Sec­tion 54 (who­ever makes or cir­cu­lates a false alarm or warn­ing as to dis­as­ter or its sever­ity or mag­ni­tude, lead­ing to panic, shall on con­vic­tion, be pun­ish­able with im­pris­on­ment which may ex­tend to one year or with fine) of the Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Act.

Sadar sta­tion house of­fi­cer Rakesh Ku­mar said in­ves­ti­ga­tion has started but as the ac­cused is cur­rently un­der­go­ing treat­ment in iso­la­tion, ac­tion against him will be taken later.

CEN­TRE AU­THOR­I­TIES SAY THE AC­CUSED IS UN­WILL­ING TO STAY IN ISO­LA­TION AND HENCE WAS HA­RASS­ING THE STAFF THROUGH SUCH VIDEOS

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