COVID-19: Protest sparks over isolation ward in residential area in Jammu
Jammu & Kashmir

COVID-19: Protest sparks over isolation ward in residential area in Jammu

Agency News

Jammu, Mar 10 : Protest triggered on Tuesday in this winter capital of the state over setting up of isolation ward for suspected coronavirus patients in residential areas.

Shouting anti-administration slogans, residents of Bhagwati Nagar locality this afternoon staged a protest and blocked the road over establishing isolation wards for COVID19 suspects in Yatri Niwas Bhawan. The protestors alleged that it is a complete failure on part of the Administration and the lives of many has been put into risk with these isolation wards.

"We go for a walk, children play around, many use ATMs, visit banks and other shops located close to Yatri Niwas but if these wards are not to be shifted immediately, the protest will be intensified," said a protestor.

He added that the government should take immediate steps of shifting these wards to some other location. "In another 2-3 months, Amarnath Yatra will begin and the yatries will be made to stay in the Yatri Niwas and in such a situation, how the government can be so non serious," alleged the protestors. They appealed to the Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu to issue directions in this regard in the interest of the residents and also the suspected persons. Meanwhile police rushed to the spot and pacified the protestors following which they lifted the 'dharna' seeking immediate shifting of isolation wards. (UNI)