Officials accused of negligence
Kohima, July 12 (EMN): In what may be termed as an act of utter irresponsibility, some concerned officials reportedly sent a batch of four primary contacts from a containment zone in the state capital for testing their samples on foot to Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), now Covid-19 Hospital, on July 10.
A reliable source from the particular containment zone informed Eastern Mirror that, on Friday morning, the authority had asked a batch of four primary contacts to arrange transportation on their own as the assigned vehicles were already engaged in ferrying other people. However, realising the risk involved in using private vehicles or taking cabs for going to the Covid-19 hospital, they pleaded with the authority to provide conveyance but to no avail, informed the source.
Source also informed that with no alternative, the four individuals walked through the streets with “utmost precaution and care” without making any social contact and reached NHAK for the tests.
The concerned group have requested the authority not to neglect any suspected person by not providing conveyance in the near future as there could be ‘chaos and confusion in the eventuality of any person detected to be Covid-19 positive.’
The concerned authority was reported to have taken cognizance of their negligence as evident on July 12 when they provided transportation to another batch of primary contacts from the aforementioned containment zone came out for the test.