‘No food to eat’: Patients climb Covid centre’s terrace in Bathinda, elevate slogans towards authorities


Sameer Singh

Tribune News Service 

Bathinda, August 8

Enraged over allegedly not being supplied meals on time, sufferers at a Covid centre in Bathinda climbed atop the constructing and raised slogans towards the state authorities on Saturday.

A video clip on social media has been doing rounds the place round a dozen sufferers at Meritorious School Covid centre in Bathinda are elevating slogans and demanding meals from the authorities.

The sufferers within the video alleged that that they had not been supplied meals by the administration.

Just a few sufferers are even seen standing on the pavement of the terrace threatening to leap if they aren’t supplied meals whilst some others claimed that they weren’t contaminated with the virus and have been saved within the centre for no cause.

Notably, a couple of city-based NGOs have been offering meals to Covid sufferers.

When contacted Dr Amrik Sandhu, Civil Surgeon, Bathinda, stated: “As number of patients at the centre is more, there are delays in providing food. The district administration can better comment on the matter as they are directly dealing with the food delivery at Covid centres.”

Last month, The Tribune in one in all its information stories had highlighted how sufferers have been struggling as a result of poor hygiene and sanitation requirements on the Meritorious School Covid centre.

SDM Amarinder Singh Tiwana stated: “We make sure that food is being sent to the Covid patients on time. Yesterday, more than 60 patients were admitted at the centre as a result it took time to prepare food and send it to the centre.”



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