Amid Coronavirus pandemic when doctors are the lifesavers, a doctor admitted at a private hospital in Noida has been accused of sexually harassing a patient in his isolation ward, where both were undergoing treatment for COVID-19, the police said.
“The woman was in the isolation ward of the private hospital. There was a man, a medical practitioner, who too was infected with coronavirus and was sharing the ward with her,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Noida, Ranvijay Singh said.
He said the woman alleged molestation and upon being informed, the police immediately lodged a case and initiated a probe into the matter.
“There appears to be some irresponsibility on part of the hospital too. We are communication with the medical departments to check whether the patients were being kept in accordance with the guidelines,” Singh said.
The 20-year-old woman filed a complaint to the police alleging that the incident took place on Monday. Based on that a case was filed at the local expressway police station.
In violation of the norms, there might be lapses on part of the hospital which allegedly admitted a man and a woman in the same isolation ward, according to police.
An investigation is underway in this case, said police.
The woman and the doctor had tested positive for coronavirus last week, according to officials.
Additional DCP said the accused is still in isolation but the police will reach out for his statement following due protocols of COVID-19.
“All necessary action will be taken as per the truth that will emerge after a thorough investigation,” Singh said.