COVID-19 patient sexually abused in '108' ambulance: K. K. Shailaja promises strict action
Thiruvananthapuram: Health Minister K. K. Shailaja said that strict action will be taken regarding the incident in which a COVID patient was sexually abused inside an ambulance.
"Kanivu 108’ ambulance workers play an important role in coronavirus prevention activities. Such incidents should not happen in the future," K. K. Shailaja said. She added that strict actions have been taken in the aftermath of this incident.
The Health Minister said that GVK EMRI, which runs the ‘108’ ambulance service, has been instructed to submit the police clearance certificates of all employees who have not submitted it. The health department will also investigate the incident, she said. The Minister ensured treatment and protection to the victim.
"The incident was very unfortunate. The police have been instructed to take strict action against all the accused. GVK EMRI company has been told to fire the employee responsible for the crime,” K. K. Shailaja said.
The Minister also said that the company informed her that the accused was appointed for COVID duty based on his previous experience as a ‘108’ ambulance employee between 2014 and2015.