Nurses at LNJP demand same quarantine facilities as doctors
New Delhi: Nurses at Delhi's Lok Nayak Hospital (LNJP) have demanded the same quarantine facilities as doctors of the same hospital. Last week, doctors of GB Pant and Lok Nayak Hospital were given accommodation at the five-star Lalit Hotel during their quarantine period.
Speaking to Millennium Post, President of Delhi State Hospital's Nurses Union Thankamma Joy said, "When doctors are being sent to five-star hotel then why not the nurses? There is so much discrimination in this behavior by the government."
She also said that the nurses are being quarantined at the hospital itself. "There is only one washroom for the nurses who are in quarantine. There are no proper PPE kits or safety, the government expects us to work round the clock and keep us in such condition. Our morale goes really down," she said.
Meanwhile, according to sources, patients on ventilators are being shifted from LNJP to GB Pant which is also taking in positive coronavirus patients. "There is no proper arrangement. They are moving patients kept at ICU and are critical to GB Pant," said the source at LNJP.
Meanwhile, about 50 nurses have completed 15 days quarantine period. Jeemol Shaji, General Secretary, Delhi State Hospital's Nurses Union, told the correspondent that a proper quarantine facility should be provided to the nurses. "In many cases there are no quarantine facilities for the nurses this can lead to communal spread to their family and community. We want them to provide us with a good space to quarantine just like doctors," she added.
The issue of lack of PPE kits has been raised by medical workers all over the country.
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