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.
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.