Govt should make better arrangements for quarantine: Cong
Cong leaders claim that carelessness shown by the state government in quarantining people could prove costly for the state
The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Pritam Singh has expressed concern over the sudden spurt in number of Covid-19 cases during past one week in Uttarakhand. He said that the state government should make better arrangements for quarantine of the returning migrants in the villages. Singh said that the manner in which the migrants have returned back to the state, the number of Covid-19 positive cases is also witnessing in spike. He added that migrants are welcome to come back to their homes but improper testing and quarantine arrangements done by the state government has generated grave concern. Singh said that similar situation prevails in every village of state as proper drinking water, sanitizers, masks and other arrangements are not there in quarantine centres.
The general secretary of Uttarakhand Congress, Vijay Saraswat said that the carelessness shown by the state government in quarantining people could prove costly for the state. He added that it believed that the number of Covid-19 cases in the state could increase drastically. He said that by providing only Rs 10000 to Village Pradhans, proper quarantine for the returning migrants is not possible.
The vice president of Uttarakhand Congress, Dhirendra Pratap expressed grief on the death of woman quarantined in a school at Reva village of the Rikhnikhal block of Pauri. He said that the quarantine centres opened in the schools are proving to be death traps. The Congress leaders demanded that the task of opening and managing these quarantine centres should be handed over to the SDMs and Tehsildar concerned.
Monday, 18 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun