UDALGURI, May 4 - In an interesting incident at the 30-bed community health centre here, a villager who visited the health centre seeking medical intervention without wearing a face mask, was asked by the nurse on duty to put on one, in conformity with the official orders.
Incidentally, the villager misunderstood the word �mask� for maas (fish) and thus hurried to the nearby daily market and came back to the health centre with a fish to meet the doctor on duty.
The mystery was solved as the villager innocently told the attending doctor that the nurse on duty had asked him to bring a maas.
The incident obviously created a jovial ambience in the health centre. Later, the doctor on duty gifted the villager a mask and examined his health.