‘I’m personally monitoring this investigation and I promise that justice might be served,’ the Assam chief minister stated on Twitter
Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated on Wednesday that 24 individuals have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a health care provider at a medical facility in Hojai district following the loss of life of a COVID-19 affected person there.
The police stated that it’ll submit a “sturdy chargesheet” within the case in a brief time frame to punish the individuals concerned within the alleged assault on Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati on the Udali Care Centre on Tuesday.
“Twenty-four culprits concerned on this barbaric assault have been arrested and the chargesheet might be filed on the earliest. I’m personally monitoring this investigation and I promise that justice might be served,” Sarma stated on Twitter.
Director Normal of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta stated they’re taking the incident very significantly as docs are preventing the pandemic on the forefront and the assault on Senapati is “like assaulting all of the frontline employees”.
“And @assampolice wouldn’t let that occur… We WILL deliver the perpetrators to justice… Let this be recognized, assaulting frontline employee is not going to be tolerated… A robust case is being made towards them,” he stated in a collection of tweets.
Particular DGP (Regulation and Order) Gyanendra Pratap Singh stated the principle accused individuals and conspirators, together with a girl seen in a video of the incident, have been arrested.
“We’d submit a powerful chargesheet within the shortest attainable time and make sure the criminals are delivered to justice,” he stated on the microblogging website.
Hojai Superintendent of Police Barun Purkayastha had stated a critically sick coronavirus -positive affected person succumbed to the illness at Udali Covid Care Centre on Tuesday afternoon.
“Instantly after that, the family and a gaggle of individuals recognized to the sufferer arrived there and began beating up the physician. After getting the data, our group reached there and arrested three individuals. Additional investigation is on,” he instructed PTI on Tuesday.
A video of the assault which went viral on social media confirmed that an individual, apparently regarded just like the physician, was being assaulted by a gaggle of individuals, together with ladies.
All political events have condemned the incident and requested the federal government to take strict motion towards the culprits.
In the meantime, the Assam Medical Service Affiliation (AMSA) introduced that their members will maintain demonstrations to protest towards the assault and stated they’d boycott all OPD providers on Wednesday throughout Assam.
“If subsequent time, any such incident happens to any well being employees, AMSA will instantly go for full stop work of all providers everywhere in the state,” the affiliation stated in a press release.
The staffers in emergency providers and COVID Centre will put on black badges, and so they demanded enhanced safety in any respect hospitals and healthcare amenities.
“Assam Well being Safety Power needs to be began within the line of CISF (Central Industrial Safety Power) and AISF (Assam Industrial Safety Power).
“As initiation of ”Well being Safety Power” will take longer time, we request instant recruitment of short-term safety personnel for hospitals,” the AMSA stated.
In a letter to Union House Minister Amit Shah, the Indian Medical Affiliation termed the assault on Senapati as “extraordinarily inhuman” and sought strict motion towards the culprits instantly.
“India wants a complete, uniform & efficient legislation towards healthcare violence. We request you to kindly approve an efficient & sturdy act,” it added.