After a doctor who allegedly tried to molest a woman patient at a COVID-19 care centre in Aurangabad, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said Standard operating procedures SOPs for COVID-19 care centres will be issued by this March-end. He made this statement during the Assembly session.
The issue was raised by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Msha Chaudhary in the state Legislative Assembly. 'Such cases are unfortunate. People don't fear the government. We demand an immediate response from the state Home Minister,' the MLA said.
Raising the issue, Leader of Opposition and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he had written four letters to the chief minister on the rise in incidents of crime against women in COVID-19 care centres and sought standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb them.
In response, Pawar said the SOPs for COVID-19 care centres will be published by March 31.
The doctor who tried to molest the woman patient at a COVID-19 care centre in Aurangabad has been removed from service after a preliminary probe into the incident.