COVID-19 pandemic: Uttar Pradesh village crying for attention

Newsroom24x7 Network

Meerut: When everyone knows that only strong steps are needed now to slow the spread of corona virus and flatten the curve of COVID positive cases, we have a scenario in Uttar Pradesh, where villagers threatened by the Pandemic are finding themselves utterly neglected and the district authorities and health administration is neither invoking special provisions to create containment zones nor taking steps to identify and isolate COVID positive patients,  provide them proper medical advice and ensure there is arrangement to admit in nearby hospitals those who are serious and require emergency treatment.

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Newsroom24x7 has access to a complaint lodged with the Meerut District Chief Medical Officer by a resident of Bahchaula village of Rajpura block falling under the Incholi Police Station of Meerut district. This one complaint pertaining to a village not far from meerut points to a malaise and gives an indication about the ground situation that might be prevailing in remote areas.

According to Amit Kumar Sharma, the complainant, there have been many COVID-19 related deaths in his village in the past few days and many villagers have been detected as positive. 

Sharma told Newsroom24x7 that about 10 COVID patients from his village are getting treated at different places. Also 8 to 10 persons have died of COVID in his village that has over 1700 registered voters. Sharma went on to inform that the administration has not sanitised his village even once.

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