In a shocking incident, a nurse and ASHA workers have been attacked by Muslim residents in Bengaluru’s Sadiq layout for trying to carry out tests on suspected corona symptomatic patients and also for collecting information of fever and cough from the residents of the locality.
According to the reports, the ASHA workers had visited Sadiq Layout near Tannisandra to collect information on whether there were any patients showing symptoms of fever and cough. This is part of an ongoing exercise launched by the state government to ascertain the number of Corona symptomatic patients in the state to isolate them if they found to be carrying the Coronavirus after a house help in the area tested positive. The group was also checking if any of the residents had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin.
During the course of the exercise the ASHA worker alleged that they were surrounded by 40-50 people belonging to the ‘minority community’ who manhandled her and warned her against inquiring about Covid-19. They also made it clear that they did not want anyone coming to their locality.
“The problem started when an announcement was made against us from a mosque”, the ASHA worker was quoted as saying by ANI.