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Dehradun DM orders magisterial inquiry into quarantine centre death case

ANI | Updated: Jun 14, 2020 07:39 IST


Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], June 14 (ANI): Dehradun District Magistrate (DM) has ordered a magisterial inquiry in connection with a death that occurred in suspicious circumstances at a quarantine centre here.
Doiwala Deputy District Magistrate has been asked to submit a report regarding this matter within one week. On the instructions of the chief minister, a doctor has already been suspended in the case. On the instructions of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, a doctor has already been suspended in the case.
Earlier on Saturday, the chief minister directed officials to suspend the nodal officer and the doctor concerned in connection with alleged suicide by a youth at a quarantine centre in Dehradun.
The decision came during a video conference chaired by the Chief Minister with district magistrate to review COVID-19 situations.

"People will have to bring behavioural changes according to the present circumstances. Nodal officer and the doctor concerned should be suspended on the suicide of youth in the quarantine centre of Dehradun. Every death related to COVID-19 should be audited," said Rawat, according to a Chief Minister's Office (CMO) statement.
Rawat asked officials to increase surveillance on a regular basis with the help of ASHA and Anganwadi workers and samples should be collected if people are found with COVID-19 symptoms at the earliest.
The Chief Minister said that special attention should be paid to the elderly, pregnant women, young children and people suffering from serious illnesses.
"The Chief Minister said that there should not be any dispute in the funeral of the COVID-19 persons. People should be informed about the guidelines issued in this regard. The honour of the person should remain intact even after death," the statement added.
He also directed officials to focus on contact tracing especially in the containment zones. (ANI)

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