Assam: Corona patient alleges 'unhygienic conditions' in COVID-19 centre

Assam: Corona patient alleges 'unhygienic conditions' in COVID-19 centre

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The Khanapara COVID-19 care facility has been set up to increase the bed facility as cases rose in Assam. The cases in the state have risen to almost 17,000.

As of now, Assam reported another spike of 735 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the state’s total to 16,806, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed. A total of 400 out of 735 confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in Guwahati alone.

Also read: Assam records 735 COVID-19 cases on July 12, 400 in Guwahati alone

As such, catering to the rising number of COVID-19 patients has been a herculean task. One of the sources contacted Inside Northeast to inform regarding the state of the Khanapara COVID-19 facility. The friend of the patient alleged that the facility is not hygienic. "There are 5,6 nurses and 4,5 ward boys that cater to the entire people lodged there. No one to clean", said the source. The patient didn't even take a bath due to the unhygienic conditions for the entire period of his stay. He was tested negative after the third test. Another important concern has been that the patient was mildly symptomatic and had a cough and even then he was kept in the Khanapara facility. As per earlier reports, Khanapara facility was only for asymptomatic patients. However, the source does raise, that GMCH has been cleaned and has provided better facilities since the parent and wife of the patient was in GMCH.

India COVID-19 cases

India recorded the highest-ever daily spike of 28,701 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 8,78,254 lakh. The death toll is now 23,174, as per data released by the Union Health Ministry. Active cases in India stand at 3,01,609 while 5,53,471 have been cured or discharged so far.

Among the states, Maharashtra is the first state to cross 6 thousand deaths. It has recorded 2,54,427 corona cases with 1,40,325 cured, 10,289 deaths, and 1,03,813 active cases. The western state is followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu. Delhi has corona 1,12,494 cases with 89,968 cured, 3371 deaths, and 19,155 active cases. Tamil Nadu has 1,38,470 positive cases with 89,532 cured, 1,966 deaths 46,972 active cases. Gujarat with 41,820 COVID-19 cases, so far, has 29,162 have been cured, 2,045 deaths, and 10,613 active cases.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jul 13, 2020