A troop of monkeys attacked a lab technician inside the premises of Meerut Medical College and ran away with coronavirus test samples.
While doctors have again collected samples from the three patients, there is fear in the area as the suspected samples of Covid-19 patients are still with the monkeys.
A video of the entire incident has gone viral. In the viral video, one of the monkeys could be seen sitting on a tree and chewing the sample collection kit. The doctor said that he has sent it to the Chief Superintendent Dr Dheeraj Balyan for further investigation.
Balyan has issued a statement on the matter as well. He confirmed that the monkeys snatched the samples of suspected Covid-19 patients and that the monkeys have not even been caught after informing the forest department.
Meerut district officer Anil Dhingra said that the matter is being investigated.