‘Useless to waste COVID-19 test kits on terrorist Muslims,’ says Dean of Kanpur medical college on camera

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As anti-Muslim hate speech is on the rise in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent video of a doctor making Islamophobic comments has gone viral on social media.

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Dr Aarti Lal Chandani, the Dean of Kanpur’s Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial (GSVM) Medical College can be seen ranting against Muslim patients of COVID-19, saying ‘it is useless wasting medical resources, manpower and testing kits on them.’

The video, originally a camera recording from the hospital premises appears to be a discussion on solutions to curb the virus infection where Dr Aarti is using insulting and Islamophobic comments against Muslims calling them “terrorists” and that they should be “beaten” instead of being taken care of in hospitals and fed or treated. According to her, this is an example of how India’s energy being wasted on Muslim patients while they “deserve to be kept inside solitary confinements and not in quarantine centres.”

Adding to the shock is when Aarti, a doctor on the frontline at the time of a global health crisis, can be seen making no objections with the idea of “killing Muslim patients” by injecting them with some kind of drugs when another person suggests the procedure (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvDvF-Ck7sE).

She says that the BJP government should not give “VIP treatment” or “exhaust our resources on them,” revealing that in a conversation with the health minister, Dr Harshvardhan, she was informed that the Centre “was appeasing Muslims by arranging for their medical requirements.”

Dr Aarti had earlier accused the Tablighi Jamaat members of misbehaving with medical staff.