Meghalaya: KHNAM youth wing president criticises govt for improper handling of COVID cases at entry point
The youth wing of Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) president Thomas Passah has criticised the government for not handling the COVID cases at the entry point well.
In a press statement issued here, Passah said that the incapability of the state government to tackle the Corona virus cases at the entry point has led to a stage where lockdown and other extreme measures have become unavoidable.
He said that it was reported that individuals who enter the state have been tested and then sent home without the result being declared, terming it as a very careless move at this hour of emergency.
He also added that though the decision of the Government to declare total lockdown for five days is unavoidable; however, the urgent declaration could have been avoided to prevent panic amongst the people.
“Immediately after the declaration of five days lockdown by the Government, we have witnessed crowds everywhere, running for essential commodities, the marketplace looked dangerously overcrowded,” he said.
Stating that the present situation in the state because of a high rise in COVID-19 cases will push the citizen of the state to the extreme, especially the daily wage earner.
Passah also stated that the Government should instruct all the hospitals not to charge the general public for PPEs, gloves, sanitizers and other equipment additionally used in the hospital while treating a patient.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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