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Nipah Virus: Action if hospital staff denied ride

PTI
Published : May 28, 2018, 12:54 am IST
Updated : May 28, 2018, 12:54 am IST

Perambra is the epicentre of the virus outbreak, which has claimed 12 lives in the state so far.

Family members of the patients admitted at Kozhikode Medical College wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak. (Photo: PTI)
 Family members of the patients admitted at Kozhikode Medical College wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak. (Photo: PTI)

Kozhikode: The motor vehicles department here has warned bus and autorickshaw owners of strict action if they decline hospital staff a ride fearing Nipah virus.

After Lini Puthuserry, a nurse of Perambra taluk hospital, died of Nipah virus after contracting it from some patients being treated there, autorickshaws and buses were  reportedly refusing to transport the hospital staff.

 

Perambra is the epicentre of the virus outbreak, which has claimed 12 lives in the state so far.

Taking a serious note, deputy transport commissioner Mohammed Najeeb directed the Kohzikode regional transport officer to take steps to ensure that patients, bystanders and hospital staff are not put to any inconvenience. The recommended action includes cancellation of permits of the vehicles. Action will be taken against bus owners and staff if they don’t comply with the directive.

Tags: nipah virus, motor vehicles department