April 28 2021 The outbreak in India has deteriorated sharply in recent days, with health care workers assuming important responsibilities. A doctor in the Indian city of Kanpur has been detained by police after being accused of neglecting his duty in pandemic prevention work, Indian media reported Tuesday. But this has led to discontent among the family, with his wife saying her husband had only been in office for four days.
According to the Times of India, the doctor, named Niraj Sashan, was in charge of the local new crown command and control center, rapid response team and other pandemic prevention agencies. On the 26th local time, Sashan participated in a magistrate’s inquiry into the pandemic prevention work, but failed to give a “satisfactory” answer.
The judge said an assessment of Sashan’s allegations of non-responsibility for working methods found that only 12 per cent of the Coronavirus test kit distribution tasks he was in charge of had been completed. The judge asked Sashan to go to the police station on the same day, and according to the disaster management bill and the outbreak bill to launch a preliminary investigation against him, he was subsequently detained by the police on the evening of the 26th.
However, Sashan’s family objected to the judge’s and the police’s approach. His wife went to the police station to complain about senior local officials, alleging that they had harassed her husband. Shortly afterwards, a group of doctors also gathered at the police station to demand the withdrawal of the investigation into Sashan.
His wife said Sashan only took over the new command and control center on April 23rd, meaning he had only been in office for four days. “He was unable to handle things properly because of a shortage of resources and a heavy workload. Launching an investigation into him is not only unfair, but also damaging to the doctor’s image of fraternity. She said.