Coronavirus Lockdown: AIIMS RDA writes to Haryana Health Secy alleging violation by PGIMS Rohtak
New Delhi: The Resident Doctor's Association (RDA) at renowned All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi has recently approached the Health Secretary of Haryana alleging lockdown violation by PGIMS Rohtak and seeking its intervention at earliest so the medical college students can be put out from the risk of the ongoing coronavirus. At present, pan India lockdown is in place in the wake of the deadly coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak.
The association stated that the students at PGIMS Rohtak attend classes in a group of 200+ students and are at the risk of the infection.
"This is to bring to your notice that the nationwide appeal by Hon'ble PM Modi to call for 21 days lockdown has not been implemented by PGIMS, Rohtak. This has put the students at risk of acquiring the COVID-19 infection as they attend classes in a group of 200+ students as communicated by RDA, PGIMS, Rohtak," read the letter by RDA dated March 25.
The association made an appeal to the Health Department to intervene at the earliest and make sure that students are not exposed to infection due to the careless attitude of the administration and ensure the lockdown announced by PM Modi is implemented in both letter and spirit at the earliest.
View the letter written by the AIIMS RDA to the Haryana Health Secretary attached below:
The Association further went to social media with its official letter and raised its concern:
According to the Health Ministry, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in India reached 606, including 43 foreign nationals
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a 21-day lockdown in the entire country effective from midnight of March 25 to deal with the spread of COVID 19, saying that "social distancing" is the only option to deal with the disease, which spreads on a rapid rate.