A team of doctors and police was pelted with stones in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad when they had gone to escort the family members of the person who died of COVID-19. The incident occurred on Wednesday and it’s shameful from the side of such foolish people.
“When our team boarded the ambulance a crowd suddenly emerged and started pelting stones. Some doctors are still there. We are injured,” said the ambulance driver.
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Sharing details regarding the incident, SSP Amit Pathak told news agency ANI, “A COVID-19 positive patient had passed away in Nagphani area. In this regard, the patient’s first contact, his family members, were to be quarantined. A medical team and police team had visited here for the same.”
The incident is being condemned at a countrywide level and CM Yogi Adityanath has issued an inquiry and arrest order for everyone involved.
In the incident not only police vehicle and an ambulance was damaged, but also a doctor was injured severely. Pictures of him, in a pool of blood, have been doing the rounds on the web.
“When the family members came out, a crowd pelted stones. The ambulance and police vehicle got damaged. We are sending the family members to the quarantine centre. The situation is under control now. We will identify the people involved in this incident and strict action will be taken against them” SSP added.
A pharmacist who was present at the spot said that the family members were ready to come with us but the locals refrained and became violent.
This is not the first time when such an incident has occurred in the country. Earlier several incidents of health care workers and policemen being assaulted, even in the hospitals, have been reported. The recent was from Punjab where Nihang Sikhs in Patiala chop off the ASI’s hand after they were unable to provide a letter explaining their outing despite coronavirus lockdown.
As such incidents unfolded, even Slaman Khan came forward to slam people trying to plague the efforts of India to fight the coronavirus. He shared a video of him from his Panvel farmhouse.