Meghalaya govt lodges FIR against leaking list of patients

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on April 17 said that the government has filed an FIR against those who leaked the list of patients, who had visited Bethany Hospital, which is now a COVID-19 hotspot in the state.

“I was very upset and sad to see that certain groups and individuals giving out list of patients who visited Bethany Hospital. It goes completely against the privacy of these patients and it is very incorrect for everybody to do that,” Sangma said via a recorded video that was circulated by the Chief Minister’s Office.

He also informed that an FIR in this case has been filed and action will be taken against those people who were responsible for it.

Physician and philanthropist, Dr John Sailo Rynthathiang, the Director of Bethany Hospital, passed away on Wednesday due to medical complications after he contracted SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

In fact, Sailo was the first person to have yielded positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya.

The government has sealed the hospital and imposed a curfew in Shillong and at Nongpoh in Ri-Bhoi district.

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