STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Taluk health officer suspended for giving vaccine jab to Karnataka agri minister BC Patil at home

The department came to know that the Hirekerur taluk health officer, at the request of the minister, decided to send his staff to the latter's house without consulting any higher-ups.

Published: 02nd April 2021 12:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2021 12:35 PM   |  A+A-

Agriculture minister B C Patil took Covid-19 jab at his residence in Hirekerur on March 2

Agriculture minister B C Patil took Covid-19 jab at his residence in Hirekerur on March 2. (Photo | Express)

Express News Service

HAVERI: Hirekerur taluk health officer Dr Z R Makandar, who asked his staff to visit agriculture minister B C Patil’s house to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to the minister, has been suspended by the health and family welfare department. However, no action has been initiated against minister Patil.

On March 2, a team of health department staff of Hirekerur taluk visited minister Patil’s house and gave him the first jab of the vaccine which is against the guidelines issued by the central government pertaining to vaccination. As the violation of health ministry norms sounded at the national level, many people criticised minister Patil and the health department. Later, Karnataka health and family welfare department asked the taluk health officer for an explanation.

The department came to know that the Hirekerur taluk health officer, at the request of the minister, decided to send his staff to the latter's house without consulting any higher-ups.

After a thorough inquiry into the case, Dr K V Trilok Chandra, Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare department suspended Dr Makandar citing dereliction of duty and a violation of the guidelines issued by the central government.



Comments(1)

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • Prince

    Ridiculous! The minister should be sacked and not the health official. Even the PM went to hospital for vaccination.
    8 months ago reply
edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp