19-Year-Old Coronavirus Patient Raped By Ambulance Driver
A teenager was allegedly raped by an ambulance driver on her way to the hospital after she tested positive for COVID 19, on Saturday night, 5 September.
The alleged suspect, Noufal was arrested on Sunday morning after the victim reported the incident to one of the hospital staff when she arrived in Pandalam.
India Health Minister, KK Shailja has depicted the attack as horrible and inhuman. He told The Indian Express that the driver is usually sent alone to pick up patients in the locality to limit the risk of health workers contacting the COVID virus.
The driver’s chamber is partitioned and no other staff or nurse accompanies the driver while ferrying patients to hospital.
This is to limit the exposure of health workers to infected persons. In rare cases, if the patient is serious, we send a nurse. In this case, both patients were stable.