COVID: Lab technician, ASHA worker of maternity hospital suspended

Bengaluru, Oct 27 (UNI) Karnataka Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education Dr K Sudhakar ordered to keep under suspension a Lab Technician at Pobbathi Maternity Hospital and a criminal case be registered against him and a ASHA worker for allegedly giving wrong Covid-19 negative report.

Speaking to media persons here on Tuesday, he said that the incident came to his notice through media reports. A team consisting of Joint Commissioner and Health Officers were sent to the hospital for inspection immediately.

An FIR will be registered against the lab technician who was on contract and the ASHA worker who were issuing negative Covid19 reports, he added.

Dre Sudhakar said that a strict regulation will be introduced to rectify the loopholes in BBMP and make sure such incidents are not repeated in the future.


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