Panaji: A high profile drama unfolded at ESI hospital in Margao when COVID-19 positive patient tried to escape, who was handed back to the authorities by alert locals.
The pictures of the patient in the hospital dress walking out from the backside of the building have confirmed the incident.
The incident has also exposed a major security lapse at this facility, which is specially designated to treat covid-19 positive patients.
Shadow Council of Margao’s leader Savio Coutinho said that the patient tried to escape from the backdoor of the hospital.
“The security guard posted at this door was not present. When the guard’s were questioned for the lapse, they said that some patients had come out from the front gate as well,” he said.
Alert citizens helped to raise alarm and the patient was sent back to the facility.
“People express their apprehensions that there could be cases where the patients have been successful in escaping from the hospital, and the authorities concealing such incidents,” Coutinho said.
“We appeal to the concerned authorities to take serious measures to prevent such incidents,” he added.