Balasore: Police personnel who are purported to follow govt tips and provide protection to lives and properties of people had been touted as thieves.
Such weird allegations had been reported from the district headquarters hospital in Balasore.
Two police constables on-accountability on the premises of the hospital allegedly lifted some cellular phones belonging to sufferers’ attendants from the medical wards on Saturday evening when the sufferers and attendants had been asleep.
The matter got here to the fore after 40-50 people gheraoed the police outpost on the hospital campus, annoying strict action against the erring officials.
“A constable unplugged the cell cell phone electrical level at some stage in charging and took away within the absence of the homeowners. We most incessantly switch to police when theft occurs. If police themselves attain such illegal acts, what must we attain? requested Anup Kumar Das, a affected person’s attendant.
He alleged that no security guards had been on accountability closing evening and it has become a favorite affair. Even no CCTV cameras are installed internal the wards to shield a gawk this kind of wrongdoings, he added.
Some attendants alleged that the un-quiet process of the police personnel posed obstacle for them in shifting their serious sufferers to Cuttack.
“Medical doctors referred my diminutive one to Sishu Bhawan in Cuttack at round 3 am. As soon as I searched my cell cell phone, it was no longer there. I will also no longer shift my serious affected person to Cuttack in time,” Gitanjali Biswal, mother of 1 in every of the sufferers acknowledged.
This is no longer lone incident which took scrape closing evening. As per locals, many such incidents had been reported from the hospital within the past.
On the opposite hand, one amongst the constables has admitted the reality however rubbished the alleged in unhappy health intention of on-accountability officials. He acknowledged that police personnel resorted to such process in a uncover to construct mindful sufferers’ attendants.
“They (sufferers’ attendants) poke to sleep by retaining their cellular phones moreover the mattress carelessly. In a uncover to construct them mindful, we took away four cellular phones. We had also alerted some fellow attendants to recount them to obtain their phones from the outpost”, Narashankar Mohapatra, a constable of the police outpost acknowledged.
Patients’ relatives sought to know that who has directed the constables to adopt such tips to model consciousness. Balasore city DSP has, however, clarified that no such directive has been issued to any of the workers.
On the opposite hand, Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) Dr Dulal Sen Jagdev acknowledged that he’ll open an investigation into the incident and rep action accordingly.
Equally, Union Minister and Balasore MP Pratap Sarangi demanded instant ouster of the erring officials and security guards from the provider. He also assured the irate people to debate with the Collector for installation of CCTV cameras on the hospital premises.