Dr Deepa Sharma, a doctor by profession, was attacked by Islamists on Twitter after she questioned the ophthalmologist Dr Idris Akbani who continued to see patients and even operated a few after returning from Tablighi Jamaat. Dr Idris Akbani is the Head of Department at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Adilabad, Telangana.
While Dr Akbani has tested negative for coronavirus, he has been instructed to be on home quarantine for a period of 14 days. And while initial tests could be negative, a 28-day quarantine period is necessary.
When Dr Deepa Sharma tweeted about the incident, she was attacked by Islamists who started accused her of spreading fake news.
However, soon after her tweet, Islamists attacked her and accused her of spreading fake news.
Ophthalmology HOD of RIMS medical college,Adilabad #Telangana— Dr.Deepa Sharma (@deepadoc) April 4, 2020
Dr.Idris Akbani attended #TabligiJamaat
He hid this information from officials& RIMS,attended OT where 100s of surgeries r done,attended OPD with 100s of patients per day😥
He infected deliberately to many innocents.
Fake news from fake doctor.. pic.twitter.com/vrCH2cYFNX— Desi Antifa وطنی (@desi_antifa) April 5, 2020
In fact, Dr Deepa Sharma does not even mention that he has tested positive or negative. All she did was raise an alarm that a doctor working as HOD in RIMS, Telangana had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin, which has emerged as a hotspot for coronavirus from 29th March onward. However, he had not disclosed the same.
This is fake news— Mohd Sohail (@mohdsohail5530) April 4, 2020
As can be seen above, his samples were collected on 2nd April, 2020, three days after the news of Nizamuddin Markaz being the hotspot surfaced. She was also accused of creating ‘immense fear’ amongst the people of Adilabad.
Once the news of infection broke out from Markaz, He has quarantined himself and inform authorities too. He has been tested and reports are negative.— Jamaati ❤️ (@tamashbeen_) April 5, 2020
Liar Deepa should be punished as per law. @TelanganaDGP https://t.co/NymXoLzMlQ pic.twitter.com/4iKFvvUhft
The doctor tested negative. Dear @adilabad_sp @TelanganaCMO – please file charges against this lady who is not only indulging in fakery and hate speech based on religion, but creating an atmosphere of immense fear among the people of Adilabad. CC @ktrtrs https://t.co/7ltzn7tsUh— Yeh Log ! (@yehlog) April 5, 2020
It is imperative to note here that Tablighi Jamaat attendees have contributed immensely to the spike in Chinese coronavirus cases in India. Moreover, many of the attendees have misbehaved with the medical and healthcare staff and have even refused to undergo tests. From molesting nurses and running amok without clothes in wards to excreting in the corridor at quarantine centre, the Tablighi Jamaat attendees have created havoc in the already stressed time.