Violence against healthcare workers in Moradabad on govt radar: MHA

The Union Home Ministry is ascertaining cases of violence against healthcare workers engaged in surveillance and quarantine measures.

“The Ministry is monitoring on a daily basis incidents of violation of lockdown guidelines, including congregation of people and opening of shops and establishments,” read a notice by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, here on Thursday.

The Centre also asked officials to ensure implementation of lockdown guidelines and warned of action if violations were found. “The MHA would take action under the Disaster Management Act against officers found responsible for such violations,” it said.

The notice has come after 17 people, including seven women, were arrested for pelting stones on an ambulance carrying a team of medical personnel and the police in Moradabad, UP.

On Wednesday, a mob tried to prevent a medical team from taking a coronavirus patient into isolation. They hurled stones at an ambulance, leaving four injured, in the Nawabpura area of Moradabad.

The injured included one doctor and three paramedics. A police vehicle was also damaged.

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