Imphal, Aug 5:
Panic strikes employees as well as visitors and non-COVID patient undergoing treatment at JNIMS after a group of asymptomatic COVID-19 positive people undergoing treatment at COVID Care Center today came out of their room and staged protest in front of the Director’s office.
According to report, at around 11 am today a group of COVID-19 positive asymptomatic patient numbered around 20 gathered in front of the JNIMS Director office and staged protest as they were not satisfied with the kind of facilities provided to them. They protest about untimely and irregular service of mess and other care facilities.
When Imphal Times contacted the officials of JNIMS, the authority said that the matter has been settled. When asked about the demand of the patients, it has been told that the patients (asymptomatic) at the COVID Care Center, JNIMS have been provided the same catering service that has been served to other non-COVID patients undergoing treatment at different wards of the hospital.
“This catering service was not satisfied by the patients at CCC wards”, the authority said and added that they have demanded a better quality food for them. The authority said that they cannot provide special treatment like providing special food for them as the hospital does not have separate provision to provide separate food for COVI-19 positive people.
The matter was however settled after the COVID-19 positive patient had a talk with the Additional Director of JNIMS. But details of the agreement reached between them could not be known.
Meanwhile, visitors and non COVID patients as well as those working in the hospital panic as those people tested with COVID-19 came out as there are possibility of spreading the virus to others.