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Discussion in 'Interesting Shares' started by jayasala42, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. jayasala42

    jayasala42 Finest Post Winner

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    As received in WhatsApp.
    *09 September 2020 BENGALURU:*
    A 28-year-old resident of Bommanahalli, Sangeetha (name changed), who had allegedly given her samples to a door-to-door testing team from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike, has gone missing for the last four days after she was picked up by an ambulance, stating that she was Covid-positive. Sangeetha’s brother-in-law Vikas said that on September 3 afternoon, four people in PPE came to their house saying they were conducting Covid testing. “They took samples of our family members and also the neighbourhood.
    But the next day, two men came in an ambulance, saying my sister-in-law was Covid-positive and she had to be shifted to Prashanth Hospital. They didn’t allow her to take her phone, saying it was not allowed inside the hospital. They asked me and my brother-in-law to come to the hospital later,” he said. But when they went to the hospital, they were told that there was no patient named Sangeetha.
    “We called the BBMP helpline, who told us that no door-to-door testing was commissioned by the Palike in our area, and that there was no positive patient named Sangeetha. It has been four days and my sister-in-law is still missing” Vikas said.
    Sangeetha’s husband filed a complaint at the Bommanhalli police station. “The woman hasn’t been found and we are still investigating,” a police officer said. A BBMP official from Bommanahalli zone said, “The ambulance is not from BBMP nor was any test conducted from our end.
    We don’t do swab testing or shift a patient in an ambulance without sending an SMS to the patient, giving details of the ambulance driver, phone number etc. More so if a woman is involved. All our ambulances are fitted with GPS and we track them end to end. The moment a patient is picked up, the ambulance staff click a picture and send it to the control room. We are also following up with the police and so far, we know that it was a private ambulance.”
    ‘Covid positive’ woman in Bengaluru goes missing after ambulance picks her up
    This is an ingenius mind, and could very well become a practice to enable kidnapping or trafficking, what with everyone in PPE! I think IEC material to prevent this happening to kids is the need of the hour.
    Please share widely in your beneficiary mentor groups.

    jayasala42
     
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  2. nakshatra1

    nakshatra1 Platinum IL'ite

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    The biggest victims of wars and conflicts are always women . Now , they have become the biggest victims of pandemics too. First covid lockdown was causing rise in domestic violence, and now this. Why some people always lurking in the corners worse than animals? Even during a pandemic, they are coming up with shrewd ideas to exploit.We think of such lofty ideas - how to produce vaccine fast, how to save lives .But there are some cheap people whose mentality is to destroy women even amidst this- using pandemic to cheat people.
     
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  3. Thyagarajan

    Thyagarajan IL Hall of Fame

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    :hello:A team of men in an ambulance with a lady called on our sub tenanat whose sample collected and previous day and test turned -+ve for COVID.

    The patient is female and over phone asked me what to do. I told them to verify their ID cards and other details and contact numbers. The patient’s daughter conveyed phone numbers to me and I checked up with hospital.

    I asked them to send an sms as they had already patient’s Aadhar. But hospital confirmed correctly name of patient her Aadhar number phone number etc.

    They said they had no such instructions to send sms.

    In the presence of those men ambulance and it’s driver’s license photoed before finally they took the lady reported COVID affected.

    Luckily nothing adverse happened and over phone hospital could be contacted for progress of patient and she after a fortnight was discharged and reached home safely.

    These are the days every such strangers even in emergency necessarily to be viewed with suspicion.

    Thanks and Regards.
     
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