Cong concerned over condition of Q-centres, seeks independent monitoring

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 17: Expressing serious concerns over the large scale complaints and incidents of protests by the inmates over lack of proper facilities in various quarantine Centres, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh congress committee has demanded independent monitoring of ensuring required facilities in these quarantine centres.
A meeting of some senior functionaries of JKPCC was held here today morning under the chairmanship of PCC chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir to take stock of the overall scenario of Covid-19 and the response of the administration to dealt with the situation. The meeting was attended by Raman Bhalla, Mula Ram vice presidents of PCC, Ravinder Sharma chief spokesperson, Rajnish Sharma, Co- treasurer, Yogesh Sawhney, Manmohan Singh, Shah Mohammed Choudhary, S S Channi- general secretaries, Thakur Hari Singh Chib, District president Jammu Rural and senior leader S S Shingari.
The meeting took strong exception to the reports of lack of adequate facilities in quarantine centres and feared that if proper facilities and social distancing and norms are not ensured, these centres may become cause if further infection centres. Our repeated requests to the authorities have fell on deaf years and now inmates have openly protested inside centres.
The meeting also expressed strong resentment over the failure of the authorities to give permission to the requests of stranded labourers, forwarded by the Congress Party to the J&K authorities. The party alleged that Govt does not want to give permission to all such applicants and want to dilly delay the permissions.
Seeking immediate permission to all those stranded people and labourers who intend to go to their respective states and those who want to come to J&K, the party asked the authorities to ensure proper management and information of their travel schedules in advance.
The meeting also lashed out at the Centre Govt for its failure to come to the rescue of poor and labour class. They expressed great shock over the sufferings and hardships faced by the poor and labour class.
The meeting asked the UT administration to listen to the voice of the people, students and the poor labourers and ensure their safe return and make proper arrangements of tests and quarantine for them. The party appealed to the people to fully cooperate and follow the guidelines of the MHA.