An ophthalmologist at the state-run Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Adilabad has been placed under quarantine in Telagana after it emerged that he attended the preparatory meeting for the Tablighi Jamat congregation in Delhi last month.
The COVID-19 test report of the eye specialist, working at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences at Adilabad, is still awaited.
The eye specialist is a senior national-level functionary of the Tablighi Jamaat and was also an organising committee member of the Mizamuddin congregation.
According to senior health officials, he had visited Delhi on March 8 and returned to Adialabad on March 10. The eye doctor did not disclose that he had taken part in the event and began attending to patients from March 12 to April 1,
The ophthalmologist's name is said to have cropped up when they a review of the names of those who returned from the event was undertaken , following which health officials were alerted.
The ophthalmologist is said to have denied that he took part in the religious congregation that happened between March 13 and March 15.
After his return, ophthalmologist was actively managing the ambulance service of the department and also performed one emergency eye surgery on March 26. He even attended at meeting of the Drug Purchase Committee of the RIMS on March 28 where the agenda was about purchase of drugs related with COVID-19 pandemic.
Given that scores of people have come into contact with him, the eye specialist’s COVID-19 test is being awaited
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