‘Covid positive’ woman in Bengaluru goes missing after ambulance picks her up

But the next day, two men came in an ambulance, saying my sister-in-law was Covid-positive and she had to be shifted to Prashanth Hospital.

Published: 09th September 2020 05:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2020 05:25 AM   |  A+A-

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Health workers wearing PPE hold samples for COVID-19 rapid antigen testing. (Photo | PTI)

Express News Service

BENGALURU: A 28-year-old resident of Bommanahalli, Sangeetha (name changed), who had allegedly given her samples to a door-to-door testing team from the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike, has gone missing for the last four days after she was picked up by an ambulance, stating that she was Covid-positive. Sangeetha’s brother-in-law Vikas said that on September 3 afternoon, four people in PPE came to their house saying they were conducting Covid testing. “They took samples of our family members and also the neighbourhood.

But the next day, two men came in an ambulance, saying my sister-in-law was Covid-positive and she had to be shifted to Prashanth Hospital. They didn’t allow her to take her phone, saying it was not allowed inside the hospital. They asked me and my brother-in-law to come to the hospital later,” he said. But when they went to the hospital, they were told that there was no patient named Sangeetha.

“We called the BBMP helpline, who told us that no door-to-door testing was commissioned by the Palike in our area, and that there was no positive patient named Sangeetha.  It has been four days and my sister-in-law is still missing” Vikas said.  

Sangeetha’s husband filed a complaint at the Bommanhalli police station. “The woman hasn’t been found and we are still investigating,” a police officer said. A BBMP official from Bommanahalli zone said, “The ambulance is not from BBMP nor was any test conducted from our end.

We don’t do swab testing or shift a patient in an ambulance without sending an SMS to the patient, giving details of the ambulance driver, phone number etc. More so if a woman is involved. All our ambulances are fitted with GPS and we track them end to end. The moment a patient is picked up, the ambulance staff click a picture and send it to the control room. We are also following up with the police and so far, we know that it was a private ambulance.”


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  • Geethu

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  • Susan

    People are no longer believe of covid19. Because many were taken to the quarantine centre for treatment. But without any treatment many of them were back. Later nothing had happened. Those who were taken and back are telling that they didn't get any treatment in the quarantine centre. Question arose by many that how that can be if a person is effected by Corona viruse?
    1 month ago reply
  • Prateeksha pal

    Prateeksha pal
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  • Beryl D'Monte

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  • Mohammed Siddiqh

    A women is abducted by criminals, they duped as bbmp people. Headline is a big lie. Victim os not a patient at all
    1 month ago reply
  • Vishal Baibhav

    Thanks Indian express for the alterness but please posted the updated info regarding. Really its unfortunate that innocent people going through this situation
    1 month ago reply
    • asdasdaasda

      The Lady planned it with her friend to get away from am unhappy marriage. Its nothing to do with the government or officials.
      1 month ago reply
      • Prasad

        How do u know??asdasdaada
        1 month ago reply
        • Sanjay

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