A person is being removed from a medical insurance company after a racist comment was made about a patient on social media.
The comments were made by a woman who was in the ICU of a hospital in the city of Kolkata on Friday.
“Ebolawans need to take care of themselves and their own.
There are no vaccines for Ebola, so you will die,” the person, who goes by the name ‘Tasha’ wrote.
The person then deleted the comment on social network Twitter and has been suspended from the insurance carrier.
“I was shocked that such an ignorant comment was written and deleted on social.
I am deeply sorry,” she wrote.
In a statement, the insurance firm said it was taking action against the person.
“We take this matter very seriously and we are investigating the matter,” the statement read.
“The company is also in the process of removing this person from the network.
The company will take swift action against those responsible for such behaviour.”
The comments are being shared on social networks, with many people sharing the post, which has now been removed.
“I am a survivor of Ebola and know that we have to take precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones.
The Ebola virus does not discriminate,” Tasha said in the comment.