RANCHI: The vaccination drive and the work at the district Covid-19 control room at the district hospital were disrupted for more than an hour on Thursday after a group of trainee police inspectors created a ruckus and had a verbal spat with the healthcare workers on duty.
According to sources, a group of trainee inspectors from a unit of the special police branch arrived at the hospital to collect their Covid-19 test reports around 11:30 am. As the result portal was experiencing a technical glitch, the staff on duty took a few minutes to fetch their reports. However, a couple of trainees lost their temper and started abusing the staff on duty saying that they are a part of the chief minister’s security and needed their reports immediately.
Soon after, a verbal spat ensued and the healthcare workers started protesting and boycotted work charging the trainee policemen with ill-treatment. The boycott disrupted the vaccination drive at the centre. The matter was resolved after the local police intervened and both the parties agreed not to file formal complaints.
A lab attendant, who was on duty, said, “We have been working without any leave since the last one year and have been providing assistance to everyone who visits us. If people in uniform start behaving like rowdies then what can we expect from others? The server was slow and that was the reason behind the few minutes’ delay in providing them with the report but they started abusing one of our colleagues and threatened them with dire consequences, saying that they come from the chief minister’s office and are part of CM security.”
Lower Bazar police station officer-in-charge Satish Kumar, who visited the hospital, said, “The matter was settled amicably and the work resumed after the two unruly trainees were asked to step out of the centre. No complaints have been registered with us in this regard.”