A Meerut-based hospital has come below hearth after it put out an commercial stating that it’ll solely admit Muslims who’ve examined destructive for coronavirus. According to information company ANI, Meerut’s Valentis Cancer Hospital had put out the controversial commercial in a newspaper. It requested Muslim sufferers and their caretakers to return for therapy solely after present process a COVID-19 take a look at.
The commercial had blamed the Tablighi Jamaat spreading the virus within the nation. The spiritual congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin space final month emerged as a coronavirus hotspot within the nation. It stated solely sufferers testing destructive can be admitted and requested sufferers to provide a report displaying they’ve examined destructive for the lethal virus.
Police stated that they’ve booked the administration of the hospital for the controversial commercial. Meerut SSP Ajay Kumar Sahni stated additional motion can be taken towards the hospital.
“We have registered a case. We are taking action as per the evidence available,” Sahni stated.
Facing relentless criticism, the hospital later issued an apology.
“The advertisement was an appeal to all the people to follow the government guidelines so that everyone stays safe. It has nothing to do with religion. We apologise as some words hurt people’s sentiments. The hospital never intended to hurt anyone’s sentiments,” Dr Amit Jain, Manager, Valentis Cancer Hospital, stated.
The commercial was launched by the hospital on Friday. It additionally stated most Hindus and Jains are misers and requested them to contribute to the Prime Minister’s fund to assist battle coronavirus.
The Meerut hospital on Sunday got here up with one other commercial, carrying an apology. The hospital stated it’s sorry if anybody’s sentiments have been harm. The hospital stated it needed folks of all religions to battle the disaster collectively and that it was fallacious in calling Hindus and Jains misers.