Lack of PPE leads to Protests
Many district hospital health workers gathered here at Wednesday’s District Magistrate office to demonstrate at their workplace, where coronavirus patients are being treated, over the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits. “We have requested the higher officials to provide us with proper equipment as our work is to clean the ward of the coronavirus patients. Our requests went unheard,” said Neeraj, a sanitation worker at the district hospital, while speaking to a reporter.
“There are no facilities for us in the hospital. We just get Rs 6,900 monthly. They have provided us with a local mask, gloves and shoes, which we are not able to wear in this weather,” said Sachin Kumar, another health worker.
Gautam Buddha Nagar: Health workers of district hospital in Noida,Sector 30 today met DM&complained about Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) not being given to them by hospital.They say,"One of our staff tested positive due to lack of protective gear,still they don't give PPE". pic.twitter.com/Y3rWWm1jAS
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 29, 2020
Gautam Buddh Nagar (GBN) District Magistrate (DM) Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, speaking with the media in this regard, said that a notice was given to the District Hospital’s Chief Medical Superintendent (CMS) to include all the required equipment for these health staff.
|Name of State / UT||Total Confirmed cases (Including 111 foreign Nationals)||Cured/Discharged/
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||33||15||0|
|Jammu and Kashmir||565||176||8|
|Total number of confirmed cases in India||31787*||7797||1008|