FIR lodged against two Covid warriors for breach of coronavirus norms in Odisha’s Koraput

Koraput: An FIR was lodged with Borigumma police station in Odisha’s Koraput district on Sunday against two Covid warriors for allegedly violating Covid-19 norms and leading to outbreak of the deadly virus in Borigumma town.

Police have registered a case against Kshirabdi Behera, a Public Health Extension Officer of Borigumma Community Health Centre (CHC) and Dr. Rajaram Swain, In-charge Medical Officer of Borigumma CHC.

Police said that the case was registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by advocate A Santosh Kumar Dora of the town.

“Behera visited Covid hotspot Berhampur on June 10 and subsequently returned to Borigumma on June 20. Behera, however, instead of staying in quarantine continued his duty at the CHC. He also chaired a meeting with 35 health workers of the CHC and even attended a wedding ceremony here. He was tested positive for Covid-19 on June 28, ” Dora said after filing the FIR.

“In spite of being a health worker, Behera has breached the coronavirus guidelines and is responsible for infecting at least 14 people in the town. Dr Swain is also responsible for allowing Behera to resume duties without quarantine,” Dora added.

As many as 17 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in Borigumma town so far.

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