Raipur: A picture of a young IAS officer clicked while he was talking to the mother of a sick child in a hospital has gone viral on the social media.
The Chhattisgarh IAS officer is facing flak for he was shown in the photo standing and talking to the lady with his left foot resting on the steel rail of the hospital bed.
Dr Jagdish Sonkar, an IAS officer of the 2013 batch, was visiting a government hospital and talking to mothers of malnourished children at the facility when the incident happened.
Sonkar, sub-divisional magistrate of Ramanujganj in Balrampur district, has said the incident could have been avoided but hasn't expressed remorse so far.
“My action was unintentional and avoidable,” he told the Hindustan Times.
Here's how Twitter users reacted to his 'action':
— अभिषेक झा (@bhartiyabhakt) May 4, 2016
— GOUTOMC (@GOUTOMC) May 4, 2016
— Gourav Jaiswal (@gouravjaiswal) May 4, 2016
Dear Jagdish Sonkar, IAS 2013 batch, SDM somewhere in Chattisgarh : Be respectful. And don't repeat this again. pic.twitter.com/3d11qVQiiB
— Bharati Chaturvedi (@Bharati09) May 4, 2016
The picture of Jagdish Sonkar SDM in Chattisgarh inspecting CHC is shocking and it's unacceptable
— IAS Association (@IASassociation) May 4, 2016