Details of COVID-19 patients leaked in Tiruvarur, patient gets calls from strangers

Megha Kaveri reports:

In a shocking instance of breach of privacy, names, addresses and contact numbers of at least two COVID-19 patients who are currently being treated at the Thiruvarur Medical College and Hospital were circulated on social media apps. One of the patients has been receiving calls from strangers inquiring about his well-being, this breach of privacy has also led to his family being discriminated against by their neighbours.

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Abdul then realised that his number was circulating on many groups and it seemed to have been leaked from government records.

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