India has been severely hit by the third wave of the pandemic and people are struggling with the shortage of vaccination. While people struggle for the slots for their doses, a very disturbing event has come to light.
ANM (auxiliary nurse midwife) Niha Khan from Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) has been accused of throwing 29 vaccine-loaded syringes in the dustbin. According to reports, she used to insert the needle inside the recipient’s body but did not inject the Covid-19 vaccine.
The FIR has been registered against Niha Khan under Section 203, 176, 465, 427, 120 B 3/4 of IPC at the Civil Lines police station of Aligarh. Niha Khan has been booked based on a complaint from the chief medical officer, Dr. Bhanu Pratap Kalyani.
Chief Medical Officer Kalyani said: “There is a possibility that some people might not have actually received the vaccine. I have set up an inquiry committee by two ACMO-level officers and have asked them to submit a report as soon as possible.”
Dr Afreen, in charge of the Centre where Niha worked, has been accused of covering up the act, and her name also been added to the FIR. According to Sudarshan News, many have referred to the incident as ‘Vaccination Jihad.’ The news channel also reported that Niha was also doing it intentionally and she wanted to show the BJP government led by Yogi Adityanath in a bad light.
People have started to trend ‘Vaccination Zehad’ and ‘Vaccination Jihad’ on Twitter after the incident. People have lost their cool and are saying that this is an embarrassment to the country’s healthcare system.