Hamirpur, April 11 (QNB)
The panic aroused the district with the arrival of first covid-19 patient in the district. Significantly, one corona virus infected patient was shifted from Kuthera Khairla in district Una to Covid-19 notified Radha Swami hospital Bhota near here. Significantly, state health department had notified four more Covid-19 hospitals in the state.
These hospitals included Charitable Radha Swami Hospital Hospital Bhota in Hamirpur, SS Memorial Ashirwad Hospital Chamba, Civil Hospital Sarahan in Sirmaur district and Aggarwal Hospital Jwalamukhi.
Pertinently, there was no sign of corona infection in the district so far and people were observing social distancing to fight the deadly virus across the district. Every section of the society had condemned the decision for sending the patient to the district that was clean of virus until arrival of first corona positive patient.
State HPCC spokesperson Prem Kaushal said that he was not against providing health facilities to patients but he questioned the arrangements made by the district administration in Una district. He said that maximum number of corona patients were identified in Una but unfortunately, all patients were shifted out. He alleged that even the state government had failed on this front.
P Kaushal said that it was almost a week that Una emerged as hotspot for corona virus. He said that still government could not establish a facility to keep Covid-19 patients in Una district. Prem Kaushal appreciated the generosity of Radhaswami Satsang organization that offered its hospital at Bhota for the patients in this period of distress. Rajender Zar president of DCC denounced the decision of shifting the patient from Una to Hamirpur and said that shifting of Covid-19 patient had risked the normal life in the district.
He said that this would prove a fatal decision and this deliberation would convert the no covid zone into covid infected zone. Even some leaders of BJP on anonymity said that bringing covid-19 patient to the district would prove suicidal. They said that the government should first make arrangements near the hotspots it had identified instead of shifting patients to zero infection areas.