Since Wednesday evening there was an image and a PDF file with a list of names which contained the names of COVID-19 positive patients with their mobile numbers.
It had gone viral on Whatsapp and social media and in this era of breaking the new first each one wanted to drop in their penny.
Deputy Commissioner Dr. S B Bommanhalli has taken a serious note of this lapse and has instituted an inquiry to ascertain as to how the names were made public.
Police have been asked to monitor social media posts and take appropriate action in such matters.
If the identity of a patient is revealed, the person and his family could face social hardships and hence only P number is mentioned in the health bulletin.
Those who reveal the identity of patients testing positive for coronavirus on can face penal action under various acts.