Coronavirus-infected man who spat on PHIs remanded

Coronavirus-infected man who spat on PHIs remanded

December 4, 2020   12:29 pm

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The Covid-19 infected man who spat on health workers and obstructed their duties at Atulugama in Bandaragama has been arrested and produced before the court today (04).

He was accordingly placed under remand custody until the 17th of December.

The man in question had spat on the face of two Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) on Wednesday (02) refusing to be hospitalized after testing positive for Covid-19.

Following the incident, PHIs temporarily withdrew from performing duties in Atulugama and the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Office in Bandaragama called off the PCR tests that were scheduled to be carried out in the area yesterday.

The chairman of Kalutara District Public Health Inspectors’ Union, P.C. Senaratne stated that the two fellow PHIs are currently undergoing the quarantine procedure.

They warned to resort to a trade union action if they continue to face such incidents in the future.

The Bandaragama Medical Officer of Health had filed a complaint with the Bandaragama regarding the matter.

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