Coronavirus: MP officer refuses hospitalisation after testing Covid-19 positive, finally admitted


A senior well being division official allegedly refused to get hospitalised after being examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus and as a substitute stayed on the hostel of a premier bureaucrats’ coaching academy in Bhopal, sparking allegations of sure officers “misusing” the ability for self-quarantine.

Dr Ruby Khan, the Deputy Director within the state’s Health Department, was finally admitted to a hospital on Monday after authorities on the coaching academy sought the assistance of the Bhopal district collector, in accordance with official paperwork.

The academy shot off a letter to town administration on Monday.

“She got admitted to Chirayu hospital on Monday then she sought time for packing her belongings at the academy’s guest house and within two hours (of receiving the letter) she was shifted to the hospital,” Joint Collector Rajesh Gupta instructed PTI.

Besides Dr Khan, another senior well being division officers together with Principal Secretary Pallavi Jain Govil have examined optimistic for the virus.

Social activist Ajay Dubey, in his tweet to the native administration and police, claimed “unauthorised” use of the academy’s visitor home for quarantine objective by sure civil servants.

“Some of the officers are misusing facilities at the academy for self-quarantine, thus posing a danger to the lives of staff working there. The government has not declared the academy’s guest house and its hostel as a quarantine facility,” Dubey mentioned.

As many as 4 officers of the state authorities — Anurag Jain, Additional Chief Secretary; Arvind Dubey, Deputy Secretary within the Chief Secretary’s workplace; Sudam Khande, Chief Executive Officer, State Road Authority; and Abhishek Dubey, Additional Director, Health Department — have been quarantined on their request on the academy’s visitor home, in accordance with a letter written by RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration to the Bhopal Collector.

Also, Dr Ruby Khan was quarantined on the academy’s hostel on the idea of “oral instruction” of Principal Secretary Govil, in accordance with the letter.

“Today, I came to know that Dr Ruby Khan has been diagnosed with the Covid-19 symptoms and she has been tested positive. After that I spoke to Dr [Sudhir] Dehariya, Chief medical and Health Officer [CMHO], Bhopal. But Dr Ruby Khan was not ready to get admitted to the hospital. CMHO said that Dr Ruby Khan is not listening to him, hence you talk to senior officials,” mentioned the letter, written in Hindi, by OSD of the academy.

“Hence, you are requested to direct the officials concerned to shift Dr Ruby Khan to a hospital with necessary facilities and also to get the academy and hostel sanitised,” it mentioned.

The academy is the premier coaching institute for the state and central civil companies officers, amongst others.

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha member Vivek Tankha has tweeted alleging casualness within the MP authorities’s method.

“Sr IAS and other officers instead of hospitalisation after being tested positive issuing health bulletins and @ChouhanShivraj tragically applauds it as courageous act-risking theirs and others lives. So callous,” he tweeted.

Tankha, a Congress MP, in one other tweet requested the state authorities to “reign in Sr officers to follow Covid 2019india guidelines. They are patients and not officers. State Human Rights Commission must take cognisance”.

His tweet cited a information report that mentioned that among the well being division officers together with Govil received themselves admitted right into a hospital two days after assessments report confirmed coronavirus an infection in them.

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