M S Nazki
Surankote, Jun 14 (GNS): Police have filed an FIR in connection with the alleged manhandling of healthcare workers by a group of locals who objected to quarantining them in their area at Fazalabad here in Poonch district.
The three-member group including a Medical Officer, a Pharmacist and a Nursing Orderly was ordered to undergo 14-day quarantine at a health facility in Fazalabad, a fortnight after discharging duties at a COVID19 centre at TRC Surankote.
However soon after the arrival of the group to the centre, locals manhandled them and obstructed their way, promoting Block Medical Officer Surankote to lodge a complaint with concerned SDM. The BMO alleged that the team was “publicly humiliated” and their way “impeded” from entering the primary health centre.
Subsequently, the BMO said, the group was to be called back to DAK bungalow for their “safety”.
After receiving the complaint, the SDM wrote a letter to SHO Surankote for filing an FIR against the persons involved in the incident.
The Station House Officer, Surankote told GNS that a case (FIR no. 80/2020) has been registered against at least twelve people who are allegedly involved in the incident. (GNS)