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Doctor arrested in Kurukshetra for breaking COVID-19 guidelines, later released on bail

Kurukshetra, Could 2

A health care provider, who had final month examined constructive for coronavirus, was arrested on Sunday for allegedly breaking COVID-19 tips when he went to the deputy commissioner’s camp workplace regardless of figuring out his constructive standing, police mentioned.

Lokender Goel, proprietor of a non-public hospital in Kurukshetra, whose facility had been admitting COVID sufferers, was arrested after a case was registered towards him beneath numerous provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Catastrophe Administration Act, 2005.

Goel was produced earlier than an obligation Justice of the Peace right here. Nonetheless, he was later launched on bail.

Based on SHO, Kurukshetra, Davinder Walia, the arrest was made primarily based on a criticism filed by Amrik Singh, private assistant to the deputy commissioner of Kurukshetra, on April 27.

In his criticism, Singh had alleged that Goel, who had examined COVID-19 constructive a couple of days in the past, had come to the DC’s camp workplace together with 25 to 30 family of some COVID sufferers beneath therapy at his hospital.

The complainant had alleged that the physician forcibly entered the camp workplace by pushing the policeman on responsibility round 8.30 pm.

He raised a hue and cry that his hospital, which is dealing with 80 COVID sufferers, is left with oxygen for nearly an hour.

Nonetheless, an enquiry by the Chief Medical Officer discovered that oxygen was adequate until four am the following day.

Consequently, Goel not solely endangered the lifetime of others being examined COVID-19 constructive but additionally created pointless panic among the many sufferers and their family, the complainant has alleged.

In the intervening time, Goel has examined unfavourable for the virus.

Goel’s spouse Dr Monika, who’s a director of the hospital, alleged that the administration had acted in a biased method in direction of them as they’d filed a case of restoration of over Rs 2.50 crore pending towards the state authorities within the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket.

She mentioned the sum was incurred for the therapy of COVID sufferers despatched by the federal government to their hospital within the first part of the pandemic final 12 months.

Monika mentioned the oxygen tanker bought by the hospital from their vendor was allegedly detained by the police in Karnal on April 27 for over 10 hours forcing Goel to go personally to the DC’s camp workplace when his phone calls didn’t bear any impact, and the lifetime of the sufferers was endangered.

She alleged that later, the district administration mounted a day by day medical oxygen quota of just one tonne per day towards the requirement of 4 tonnes, which they had been commonly getting from their non-public vendor earlier. PTI

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