Kashmir Crown News Desk

Lapses in ambulance service, no fumigation carried out in Covid-19 hit areas, say residents of Sopore

With a spike in COVID-19 cases across Kashmir region, the residents of New Colony Sopore have been left fuming after administration turned deaf ears to their repeated pleas, for the fumigation drive of positive patients’ houses.

With administration in Kashmir aiming to ensure the localities are disinfected thoroughly amid coronavirus pandemic, the netizens, particularly Sopore are miffed with the way people at the helm of the affairs are turning their backs.

The residents of Sopore maintained that they have requested the municipal officer Sopore, Sameer Jan – to sanitize one of the affected areas after one case was declared positive recently.

However, on Sunday two more members of the same family tested COVID-19 positive which subsequently panicked the netizens.

“Recently, one of our residents tested positive and he had to walk down to the hospital on his own. Our colony is yet to be fumigated. Such is the preparedness on the ground,” said a local who wished anonymity.

According to the locals, the COVID-19 patients have covered a distance of hospital on foot due to non-availability of ambulances.

Besides, the inhabitants of the area maintained that sheer negligence from municipal committee and BMO Sopore had pushed the rest of the community into danger at the time when Sopore is one of the most affected towns in the valley.

“Now, it has been more than three days since the positive case was declared in our area. Unfortunately, our repeated calls went unanswered. What they are bragging about?” ask residents of Sopore.

Also, locals claimed that the official like Sameer Jan had a callous attitude toward the sufferings of the people. They maintained he paid no heed to their repeated requests which eventually left them horror-struck.