Pune: Three migrant workers escape from COVID Care Centre at Yavat Rural Hospital in Daund
Three COVID-19 patients have allegedly escaped from the Covid Care Centre at Yavat Rural Hospital in Daund
Pune: Three COVID-19 patients have allegedly escaped from the Covid Care Centre at Yavat Rural Hospital in Daund tehsil on Friday (August 21) where they were undergoing treatment for the coronavirus infection.
Hospital Dean Dr Shashikant Irwadkar has filed a complaint against the three persons at the Yavat police station. The three persons have been booked under sections of the Epidemic Diseases Act and Disaster Management Act by the police.
The three persons are said to be migrant labourers from other states. They were working at the Sonawane Dairy farm situated at Rahu in Daund tehsil. The three suspects were recently identified to be infected by the coronavirus and had tested positive for the Covid-19 disease. They were then admitted to the Covid Care Centre at Yavat Rural Hospital.
The sudden disappearance of Covid-19 patients from the hospital premises has also raised questions about the functioning of Yavat Rural Hospital. If Covid-patients escape from the medical facilities then there is a risk of them acting as super-spreaders of the virus. Surprisingly, the information about the three labourers is neither available with the hospital nor the company Sonawane Dairy Farm, where they worked with.
There is no record of the concerned migrant workers with the Rahu Gram Panchayat as well as the health department. Thus none of the officials is aware of the movement of those migrant workers especially when they arrived and from where. This has raised several questions on the contact tracing of Covid-19 patients being done in the Daund tehsil too.
Several speculations are doing the rounds. Meanwhile, Dr Irwadkar said, “The migrant workers suddenly escaped around Friday midnight. Yavat police are investigating the matter further and appropriate precautions will be taken with regard to the patients of Covid Centre.”
Vijay Sonawane, owner of Sonawane Dairy Farm said, “The concerned government department will be informed immediately if the migrant labourers come back to our office in future.”