Demanding non-veg food, Jamaati patients create ruckus at hospital
They asked that the menu should be changed everyday as they are bored of eating vegetarian food, When they did not get non-vegetarian food, they threw the 'pure protein-rich' food on the floor,
Kanpur: Some coronavirus patients linked to the Tablighi Jamaat allegedly created a ruckus at Kanpur's Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital, chasing and manhandling a ward boy. while the reason of panic was not being served "non-vegetarian food."
According to officials, 70 Tablighi Jamaat members and their contacts are undergoing treatment for coronavirus at the hospital attached to the GSVM Medical College.
On Saturday, 15 of them refused to eat food, demanding that they be served non-vegetarian food, said college Principal Dr Arati Dave Lalchandani.Their daily diet includes a bun and butter in breakfast; fruits, rice, dal, roti and vegetables in the dinner.
"On Saturday, a ward boy had gone to the Covid-19 isolation ward situated on the third floor of the hospital to serve food to the Jamaatis and their contacts who refused to eat and asked for non-vegetarian food," Dr Lalchandani told reporters on Sunday.
They asked that the menu should be changed everyday as they are bored of eating vegetarian food," she added. When they did not get non-vegetarian food, they threw the 'pure protein-rich' food on the floor, she said.
"It has been decided that food will be served to the Jamaatis in police presence to avoid such problems in future," she said.