20 COVID-19 patients escape from care centre in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal
Based on a grievance lodged by well being officers, the Ghatanji police have registered an FIR in opposition to the 20 patients below related sections, native well being officer Dr. Sanjay Puram mentioned
Twenty COVID-19 patients have escaped from a care centre in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district, officers mentioned on April 25.
The incident happened on April 24 on the COVID-19 care centre arrange at a college students’ hostel in Ghatanji taluka, native well being officer Dr. Sanjay Puram mentioned.
Based on a grievance lodged by well being officers, the Ghatanji police have registered an FIR in opposition to the 20 patients below related sections, he mentioned.
Dr. Puram mentioned a COVID-19 testing camp was organised on April 23 at Amdi village in the district.
(*20*), 19 village residents who examined optimistic for the illness have been admitted to the COVID-19 care centre at Ghatanji.
All these 19 patients and one other individual lodged on the facility escaped round 8 a.m. on April 24, he mentioned.
Dr. Puram mentioned he had lodged a police grievance, in search of motion in opposition to the patients.
Efforts have been on to hint them, he added.
Yavatmal Collector Amol Yedge expressed concern over the incident.
“If this behaviour continues, the cases of viral infection will rise in the district. Instructions have been given to take criminal action against the patients who escaped,” he mentioned.
A committee will probably be set as much as conduct a probe into the incident and motion will probably be taken in opposition to these discovered responsible, the Collector mentioned.
On April 24, 1,163 new COVID-19 instances have been discovered in the district, taking the general tally to 46,704.
The district has to date reported 1,073 deaths because of the viral an infection.
As of now, there are 5,972 lively COVID-19 instances in the district, as per official information.