MP: Woman doctor, nurse attacked, held hostage at COVID patient's house, family booked
Bhopal: A scuffle broke out between the police and the kin of a Covid-19 patient while the cops were trying to rescue a woman doctor and a nurse, who were allegedly attacked and held captive at the patient's house in Banjari village of Khandwa district on Sunday afternoon.
The incident captured on video reportedly pertains to a series of ugly incidents at the house of the young COVID patient.
The 20-year-old youth tested COVID positive on Sunday. Accordingly, the Health Department team paid a visit to his home to check on his health status as per the protocol so that they can determine whether to put him under institutional quarantine or not.
The team included a woman doctor and a nurse. However, when they reached the patient's place, the family members, instead of cooperating with the health department team allegedly attacked them and some of the team members sustained injuries.
Thereafter, the team was held captive in the patient's house.
Soon the police were informed and a team from the local Chegaon Makhan police station reached the spot and tried to defuse the situation to free the health department team. It resulted in a conflict between the family members and the police team which escalated into a physical assault.
However, the family members of the COVID patient denied all the charges of attacking the health department team and insisted that the police team suddenly barged into their house, took their son, and started assaulting the family members, reports New Indian Express.