Over 300 nurses from Manipur return home after resigning their job in Kolkata

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Over 300 nurses from Manipur return home after resigning their job in Kolkata

IMPHAL | May 21, 2020:

JS Joyrita, Deputy Residence Commissioner, Manipur Bhavan, in Kolkata on Wednesday, said that around 300 nurses have resigned their job in Kolkata and left for Manipur.

"Around 60 more nurses will be leaving tomorrow. We are getting many calls from people who want to go back to Manipur," she said.

Earlier, it was reported that 185 nurses have quit their job from hospitals in Kolkata and returned to Imphal.

One of the nurses said that we are not happy that we left our duties, but we are facing discrimination, racism, and people sometimes spat on us.

She also highlighted that the hospitals didn't possess an adequate number of Personal Protective Equipment.

According to the latest information received the COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur have spiked to 25 after 16 returnees were found positive for the virus till yesterday.