In the midst of the crisis in Bihar, where over a 100 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), there have been some heartening stories coming out.
The uploader of the video, Mohammad Anas, questioned how she was let into the ICU, and why she was wasting the doctor's precious time with seemingly illogical questions.
Who allowed @anjanaomkashyap inside the ICU? Is she a Doctor? Is she a Nurse? She is just uttering illogical words and wasting valuable time of the doctor. She is creating nuisance inside the ICU. Is this Journalism?I am shocked. Shame On You Anjana. #MuzaffarpurChildrenDeath pic.twitter.com/JDTAw9YntF— Mohammad Anas (@anasinbox) June 18, 2019
The internet mostly echoed Mohammad's sentiments, and called her out for heckling doctors in a time of crisis.
Plz don’t waste precious time of doctors. Journalists have no right to enter ICU’s that too where children are being treated!— Showkat Rather شوكت راتير (@showkatrather) June 18, 2019
How are doctors responsible for the system failure?— Dr Sheikh Aamina (@Drsheikhamina) June 19, 2019
They just want to create sensation and grab eyeballs.— Sandeep Jain (@Bhartiyanagrika) June 18, 2019
Why she has been allowed to enter the hospital.Who is she to question the doctors. If she wants to question then she should go to 1 Anne marg and question the right person. Let doctors do their work. #BiharChildDeaths— Kalpana Prasad (@KalpanaPrasad03) June 19, 2019
#AnjanaOmKashyap Journalists should maintain decorum while indulging with health institutions. Doctors cannot be blamed for defective facilities at the hospitals. She should have questioned the chief minister rather than these doctors who toil their day and night for patients.— Vybhav Nambiar (@NambiarVybhav) June 19, 2019
Encephalitis is a life threatening condition and even a trivial infection can cause death.— Major Neel (@MajorNeel) June 19, 2019
Be it some neta aur journo like @anjanaomkashyap, u've no business to enter ICU and risk patients lives.
To add, she created nuisance and hindrance in patient care. Too much entitlement!
During the time @anjanaomkashyap spent heckling that doctor, three kids on a stretcher arrived there. She's like, "Where are you going doctor? Won't even answer?"— meghnad (@Memeghnad) June 19, 2019
Wtf he was running around and trying to do his job!
Even a fool is wise enough to understand that the advancement of a hospital is in the hands of health ministry,but anjana.— ठाकुर मनिष सिंह🇮🇳 (@Mrzmanish) June 19, 2019
If there's no room,where should the doctors shift patients?
Target ministry, not doctors!
Doctors know how to operate
Don't teach them!#AnjanaOmKashyap
She should be arrested for harassing a on duty doctor, who was busy saving the lives with that much limited resources while she was busy getting TRP's for her show...how many doctors did you see for that many serious patients?? Go & ask the the govt. Can you?#AnjanaOmKashyap— PZ (@dr_parijat) June 19, 2019
Why is Anjana Om kashyap allowed inside like this? Is she running the hospital https://t.co/M2wSUMO0Di— N S (@nandinisundar) June 19, 2019
Shame on u #AnjanaOmKashyap. I was ur fan n today u lost the respect.U r entering the icu with a mike n a camera n shouting at the already overworked overloaded doctor.What kind of journalism is this.U guys can go to any level for TRPs. Ashamed of u !— Payal Anand (@PayalAnand8) June 19, 2019
#AnjanaOmKashyap plz dont target an on duty doctor for any lack of facilities in ICU— Dr Himanshu Bayad (@Patriot_doctor) June 19, 2019
He is there to do a job with scarce resources and vast number of patients. Ur way of talking only breaks the spirit of a dedicated doctor. #shamefuljournalism
The Centre has now promised a state-of-the-art research facility to treat future cases of encephalitis within a year. Let's hope the situation improves.