Assault on Health workers in Odisha: Official directs for strict action

Puri: The Puri Tehsildar has written to the IIC of the Sea Beach police station directing the latter to take action against those who were involved in attacking Health workers in Penthakata area of Puri town yesterday.

The assault took place when an ASHA worker along with some other Health workers went to Penthakata area to shift a COVID-19 patient to hospital. Relatives of the patient opposed the health workers and did not allow them to enter their locality. They also allegedly attacked the health workers.

The Tehsildar has mentioned in the letter the names of Osipili Aama, Bondi Maleswari, Bondi Laxminarayan, K. Chitama, CH R Laxmi, CH Babuji and CH Jagadish as the attackers who were led by one K. Krupa Rao.

“Being the Incident Commander, I direct you to to take appropriate action after an inquiry into the issue,” the official said in the letter.

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