Updated: May 30, 2020 10:25:13 am
In Meerut, a monkey snatched away blood samples of Covid-19 patients being carried from a medical college, before settling itself atop a tree and fiddling with them.
A video of the incident went viral. Shot outside the medical college on Thursday, it shows the monkey chewing a white packet that allegedly contained the samples.
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“The incident was brought to our notice and we enquired with the lab technician. The samples that were snatched are not testing samples which comprise throat and tongue swab. These were blood samples that are taken from coronavirus patients during routine treatment. The Covid-19 samples are kept in a box, these samples are not,” said S K Garg, Principal, Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College, Meerut.
The lab technician has been sent a show cause notice for lapse in duty—and for recording the video instead of informing authorities.
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