In a video clip of a quarantine centre in Agra, an individual sporting private protecting tools (PPE) may be seen throwing water bottles and meals packets from exterior a locked gate, as dozens of individuals inside stretch out their arms by way of the iron grille and attempt to seize them.
This comes days after the “Agra model of containment” was showcased as a hit by each the Centre and the state authorities.
The video clip, which is being circulated on social media, was reportedly shot on the Hindustan College, registered below the Sharda Group of Institutions, which was taken over by the Agra administration and transformed right into a quarantine facility.
The girl capturing the video clip may be heard saying that she was delivered to the centre for a check-up, which wasn’t completed.
Some residents claimed that meals was distributed on the quarantine centre in a similar way earlier too.
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Confirming the incident, Agra District Magistrate Prabhu Narain Singh mentioned it occurred just a few days in the past, and “everything is fine now”.
“The situation has been taken care of. The DM has ordered an inquiry. There was a slight delay in distributing the food, that is why those staying at the quarantine centre became somewhat restless,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi mentioned.
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Singh mentioned there was a delay of about 4 hours in distributing the meals. “There was a gap of about four hours, and (in this time) they did all this. However, it was an isolated incident, and we have made sure that no such incident is repeated. Everything has been taken care of. Everything is fine now,” he mentioned.
“Following complaints from the Sharda Group of Institutions, I inspected the place. An inspection was done this morning too. All the faults in the system have been repaired. The Chief Development Officer (CDO) has been asked to fix responsibility. He has been asked to submit a report. The teams tasked with COVID-19 management have been asked to work properly and not let such complaints come up again,” Singh mentioned.
While Singh mentioned there are over 500 individuals on the quarantine centre, a neighborhood well being official put the determine at 130.
“Most of the people at the quarantine centre are those who have small houses, where social distancing is not possible. We believe that if we let them stay in their houses, the virus will spread further. Yesterday, we brought all the close contacts of previous confirmed cases here for sampling and the process is going on,” the DM mentioned.
Until Sunday night, Agra had reported 372 circumstances (together with 49 discharged) and 10 deaths.
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Agra Mayor Naveen Jain mentioned he had written to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath earlier, stating that the authorities have been solely indulging in “photo ops”, and lack of correct effort was worsening the state of affairs within the district.
“I did highlight that patients were not being admitted on time and there are problems in coordination. The CM intervened and the situation became slightly better,” he mentioned.