Pilbhit: The police is all set to book a 25-year-old man who supplied bidi packets to a COVID-19 patient at LH State Ayurvedic college Hospital.
The man identified as Ajay Sharma is a resident of Dal Chan locality in Pilbhit. According to reports, the patient persuaded Ajay Sharma, who was at the coronavirus ward, to buy him bidi packets.
The incident took place on Friday morning.
The District Magistrate Vaibhav Srivastav had prohibited tobacco stores from opening temporarily in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
It is reported that the police rushed to the spot after being informed about the person and recovered the bidi packets from patient.
Circle officer of Pilibhit city Praveen Malik said a written complaint is awaited from the end of the health department after which an FIR would be lodged.
The Chief Medical officer Dr Seema Agarwal said that the youth would be kept at the quarantine centre after his arrest.
When asked whether any action would be taken against staff for the lapse, Agarwal said, “I will seek an explanation from the concerned staff.”