SRINAGAR — Amid the ongoing COVID-19 curfew across Jammu and Kashmir, some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders along with policemen and health workers violated the guidelines during a blood donation camp at Lal Ded (LD) Hospital in Srinagar.
Eyewitnesses said hundreds of people were seen violating the social distancing norms and other SOPs during the blood donation camp organized by BJP’s Minority Morcha at Srinagar’s Lal Ded Hospital.
They said that the officials at the hospital neither directed the BJP leaders to maintain social distancing and other COVID-19 related SOPs nor did they take any action them.
“The Jammu and Kashmir Police initiate action against the violators whenever they visit the market. They impose fine on shopkeepers and people but failed to take care in this hospital during this blood camp,” said a patient admitted at LD hospital.
When contacted, Medical Superintendent LD hospital, Dr Shabir Sidique, said they are trying their ‘best’ to follow SOPs and make people aware about the implications of COVID-19 infection. (KDC)