Aizawl: Complaints have been lodged against a futsal-crazy doctor and staffers of two private hospitals in Aizawl, Mizoram on Thursday on charges of violating COVID-19 safety protocols and defying lockdown rules.
Vanramchhuangi alias Ruatfela Nu, a prominent social activist, filed an FIR at Bawngkawn police station on Thursday after a section of media exposed that the doctor, who was tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday night, was playing futsal game along with staffers of City Hospital and Grace Nursing Home and Research Centre in Aizawl on that night, police sources said.
Vanramchhuangi, in her complaint, alleged that the doctor was working at Zoram Medical College (ZMC) and was dealing with Covid-19 patients and sample collection process before he tested positive. It is alleged that while waiting for his swab test result, he was playing futsal game at Aizawl’s Durtlang Leitan locality around 7 pm on Monday.
Alleging that the doctor was spreading the deadly virus and violating the standing lockdown norms, the leading social activist said that the government, according to the order issued on June 30, had prohibited any sports activities with more than 25 people, social events and also imposed night curfew after 7 pm.
She also demanded legal action against the doctor and staffers of City Hospital and Grace Nursing Home and Research Centre for defying lockdown rules and failing to maintain safety protocols.
“Strict action should be taken against the administration of the two hospitals for allowing their staff to organise sports events despite curfew and disrespecting the government,” she demanded.
Meanwhile, the state government has served a show-cause notice to the doctor and asked him to clarify why he stepped outside at a time when he should maintain self-isolation on Thursday.
However, Johny Zahmingthat, managing director of Grace Nursing Home and Research Centre, has denied that the sports event was organised by the administration.
He said that staffers of the two hospitals held a friendly match on their own and invited the doctor as he had once worked at Grace Nursing Home and Research Centre.