Aurangabad, April 7:
Many students at one of the undergraduate examinations centres in Pathan tehsil started running helter-skelter on Wednesday when they learnt that COVID patient was taking the paper without PPE kit.
According to details, there were 1455 candidates present for the examination at Prathisthan College. After half an hour of commencement of English subject paper, college clerk Imran Pathan learned that a pandemic positive arrived at the centre from COVID Care Centre (CCC) and taking the paper.
He informed the college principal Dr B R Sharma and examination controller Dr Aparna Patil.
They started a search for the patient. This news spread like wildfire.
Students from the centre were shocked and started running to get out of the centre without completing the paper on learning this. Police were given this information.
Police inspector Kishor Pawar collected the positive patent's name from CCC and reached the centre along with his team. They found that the patient was writing the paper silently. He was shifted to a separate room. After the paper, he was dropped to CCC. The patient was coughing in the examination hall.
Students who were sitting in the hall with the patient were shocked. The patient had sought permission to appear for the examination during the district collector’s visit at CCC.
The district collect had instructed the CCC chief to take all measures and allow the patient to appear for the examination in PPE kit.
Imran Khan said that the CCC did not inform them that they would send the patient for the examination at the centre.
“Two more candidates who are patients are taking online papers. This student would have been allowed to go for an online examination,” he added.