Nalco staff suspended after his ‘disco dance’ video at COVID hospital goes viral

Koraput: An employee of National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) infected with COVID-19 has been placed under suspension in Koraput district after his ‘disco dance’ video during his stay at a COVID hospital went viral on social media platforms.

“Whereas, you have committed certain acts of serious misconduct during your stay at Covid Hospital, Jeypore from 05.07.2020 to 15.07.2020 for your treatment and it is not considered desirable that you should remain on duty and enter the work premises. Accordingly, as per the provisions of Order No. 27 (B)(ii) of the Certified Standing Orders of the Company applicable to you, you are placed under suspension with immediate effect. The chargesheet setting out the details of misconduct(s) will follow within seven days,” an order issued by Nalco stated on Friday.

The employee currently posted as Chargeman (Grade.II) in Transport Pool, Mines section of the Navratna company in Nalco Township area of Damanjodi in Koraput district was admitted to the COVID Hospital in Jeypore after his COVID test report came positive.

Recently, a video went viral on social media featuring the official along with two others dancing on a popular Bollywood track of 1980s film ‘Disco Dancer’ inside the hospital. Dressed in a track pant and vest, the patient was seen shaking his legs to the tune of ‘I am a disco dancer’ and his son also appears in the video teaching various dance steps and encouraging him and others for better performance.

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