A coronavirus affected person was raped by a male nurse at a authorities hospital in Bhopal and died inside 24 hours, the police mentioned on Thursday, in a stunning incident made public solely after a month following the arrest of the suspect.
The 43-year-old girl who was admitted to the Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre on April 6 had complained in regards to the incident, figuring out the accused in an announcement to a health care provider, in response to the police.
Sources mentioned as her situation deteriorated quickly after, she was shifted to a ventilator. She died within the late night on the identical day.
A case was registered on the Nishatpura Police Station and the accused, recognized as 40-year-old Santosh Ahirwar, was arrested. He has been stored on the Bhopal Central Jail awaiting trial.
Senior police officer Irshad Wali mentioned that the sufferer had given an utility to the police, requesting her identification to be protected and the incident not be revealed to anybody.
“That is why the information was not shared with anyone except the investigating team,” he mentioned.
Sources mentioned that the accused had additionally sexually assaulted a 24-year-old employees nurse and had been suspended for consuming whereas on the job previously.
Since the lady who died was a survivor of the 1984 Bhopal fuel tragedy, the affiliation of victims of the catastrophe has written a robust letter to authorities flagging the “pathetic condition of COVID wards” on the Bhopal Memorial Hospital Research Centre or BMHRC.
“The BMHRC management has done everything in its power to push this heinous and criminal act under the rug and that is precisely the reason why the family of the rape victim was not even informed about the events,” it mentioned.
Calling for an investigation into her dying, set up of CCTV cameras in all COVID-19 wards, and making certain intercourse offenders should not employed by hospitals, the group mentioned the incidents have been “a colossal failure” the place the administration and safety administrator needs to be held accountable.
It additionally famous that the survivors of the Bhopal fuel tragedy have been seven instances extra more likely to die from COVID-19 than common residents, and mentioned there have been a number of different shortcomings within the care of coronavirus sufferers at BMHRC.