With the entire world on a war footing with the spread of the novel coronavirus, the need to maintain hygiene cannot be stressed enough. However, the conditions of the quarantine facilities in various parts of India tell a different tale.
Several people took to social media to share the horrific conditions of the healthcare facilities in the nation.
On Monday, March 16, Navya Dua, who had recently returned to India from Spain, took to Twitter to share the pathetic conditions of a quarantine facility in Dwarka. She had landed at Delhi Airport on 16 March from Spain, after which she was subjected to the 14-day quarantine at a government facility in Dwarka's police training school.
Sharing a video of the facility, Dua said, "I won't say anything I just give some videos of our *sanitized* accommodation."
I land at Delhi airport dated 16th March 1:00 am KLM airlines from Spain. I am subject to the 14 day quarantine at a govt facility in Dwarka police training school. I won't say anything I just give some videos of our *sanitised* accommodation. @PMOIndia @WHO @CISFHQrs pic.twitter.com/vd4AnLBIkW— Navya Dua (@NavyaDua) March 16, 2020
Dua further said that for over 40 people, only three washrooms and five large bedrooms were provided.
"They want us to stay sanitised and this is what they give us. Guys this is a A MAJOR CONCERN. this way India cannot contain coronavirus only will get more cases," she said in the tweet.
Another tweet for the same. We are more than 40 people with only 3 washrooms and 5 large bed rooms. They want us to stay sanitised and this is what they give us. Guys this is a A MAJOR CONCERN. this way India cannot contain coronavirus only will get more cases. @PMOIndia @WHO pic.twitter.com/5q1wcr0xKX— Navya Dua (@NavyaDua) March 16, 2020
Another Twitter user shared an image of a filthy bathroom and narrated the ordeal of her daughter, who had landed from Spain, and was taken to an isolation centre in Narela.
Then they loaded them all in a bus with no help for heavy luggage and around 3 they reached The isolation centre in Narela. No lift so she had to carry her suitcases up 3 floor. To reach a room which is horrible. Not fit for humans or animals.— Tinkerbell 11:11 (@tinkerbell9958) March 16, 2020
She asked for water ...(2) pic.twitter.com/sLWO0E8PTw
"These bad conditions with poor sanitation, reckless staff attitude will not help contain the pandemic," a Twitter user Ankit Gupta said.
He also shared images of stained sinks and a stray cat at Mumbai's Kasturba Hospital.
PLEASE HELP My friend is under observation at Ward 27 Kasturba Hospital Mumbai with 10 other patients. These bad conditions with poor sanitation, reckless staff attitude will not help contain the pandemic@narendramodi @PMOIndia @AmitShahOffice @DrHVoffice #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/FExTQYrHNI— ankit gupta (@ankuagarwal) March 12, 2020
In a series of tweets, another user @bali_sneha shared her 12-hour 'unpleasant experience' after landing in Bengaluru from France at 11.40 pm on March 14.
From the airport, she was taken to a quarantine unit in Devenahalli. "The hospital is in shambles, no water, no bathroom," she said in the tweet.
"The wards stink of urine. We were detained without any clarity, we are aware the entire time, walking outside the hospital. No food has been provided, no officials are here at 7.09 am. Nobody is taking responsibility," she added in another tweet.
"This is the quarantine state. people are sick due to lack of sleep, lack of provision to go to the bathroom, no proper food for the last 9 hours , the last meal I had was in the flight," she said. However, her tweets were later deleted.Also Read: Google, Microsoft Launch Live Tracker, Symptoms Testing Websites For Coronavirus