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Assam COVID-19 positive nurse alleges lack of care in Mumbai

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GUWAHATI, May 11 - �Although the authority concerned shifted me to another quarantine centre, after being complained through social media, I am yet to get any treatment,� said Daijee Saikia, a BSc nurse from Guwahati who got infected with COVID-19 while treating other patients in Mumbai.

Daijee hails from Chandmari locality of the city and is currently working in the PD Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre in the western metropolis. On Sunday she came live on Facebook and alleged that after detected COVID-19 positive, the health officials there took her to a quarantine centre where she did not get any kind of treatment or care.

She had also complained about severe pain in her body due to which she could not stand or walk properly. She was also suffering from fever for two days. Explaining the pathetic condition of the quarantine centre, she alleged that the health department used to keep both male and female patients in the same place that had dirty and unhygienic beds and toilets.

Her Facebook live video got wide coverage in local media and later Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma talked to her over phone.

�The minister assured me of taking steps for my treatment as per his capacity. Later I was shifted to another quarantine centre set up on the premises of a college but here also, I have been facing the same issues. Even the toilet facility is also not adequate here. Apart from such problems, no doctor is yet to come for my treatment,� she said while talking to The Assam Tribune over phone this evening.

She informed that though at present she has no fever still she is suffering from severe body pain. As medicine, she is using paracetamol tablets available with her. She also alleged that she was not getting �proper food from the Maharashtra government�.

According to Daijee, several staff of her hospital got infected with COVID-19 while treating other patients.

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Assam COVID-19 positive nurse alleges lack of care in Mumbai

GUWAHATI, May 11 - �Although the authority concerned shifted me to another quarantine centre, after being complained through social media, I am yet to get any treatment,� said Daijee Saikia, a BSc nurse from Guwahati who got infected with COVID-19 while treating other patients in Mumbai.

Daijee hails from Chandmari locality of the city and is currently working in the PD Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre in the western metropolis. On Sunday she came live on Facebook and alleged that after detected COVID-19 positive, the health officials there took her to a quarantine centre where she did not get any kind of treatment or care.

She had also complained about severe pain in her body due to which she could not stand or walk properly. She was also suffering from fever for two days. Explaining the pathetic condition of the quarantine centre, she alleged that the health department used to keep both male and female patients in the same place that had dirty and unhygienic beds and toilets.

Her Facebook live video got wide coverage in local media and later Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma talked to her over phone.

�The minister assured me of taking steps for my treatment as per his capacity. Later I was shifted to another quarantine centre set up on the premises of a college but here also, I have been facing the same issues. Even the toilet facility is also not adequate here. Apart from such problems, no doctor is yet to come for my treatment,� she said while talking to The Assam Tribune over phone this evening.

She informed that though at present she has no fever still she is suffering from severe body pain. As medicine, she is using paracetamol tablets available with her. She also alleged that she was not getting �proper food from the Maharashtra government�.

According to Daijee, several staff of her hospital got infected with COVID-19 while treating other patients.

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