BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Several suspected and positive coronavirus patients, especially those who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin, have been allegedly creating trouble in hospitals and quarantine facilities, where they were shifted on Tuesday.
Delhi Health Secretary Padmini Singla Thursday wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava, asking for more reinforcements at the hospitals and quarantine centres where the Jamaat event attendees have been kept.
This comes a day after a day the Tablighi Jamaat attendees who are under observation at a Ghaziabad hospital have been allegedly making lewd remarks and were roaming nude inside the hospital. In fact, Ghaziabad CMO has also written a letter to the local police saying that the Tablighi Jamaat Markaz event attendees have been misbehaving with the hospital staff. Some allegedly spat on doctors and healthcare personnel at a railway quarantine facility in southeast Delhi’s Tughlakabad. But the situation is now under control after the intervention of police and CRPF personnel.
“In view of the above, I am directed to request you to deploy adequate police force at all the quarantine facilities and hospitals as per the list enclosed with the letter,” Singla said.
On Wednesday, a patient brought from the Markaz to the Delhi government’s Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital tried to commit suicide. The hospital staff, however, managed to stop the man in time.
Two people who were kept at a quarantine centre in Narela tried to escape and were later arrested from Patparganj.