Scarcity PPE Kit Leading to Protests by Noidas Sector 30s Hospital Workers

Many district hospital health staff gathered here at Wednesday's District Magistrate office to protest about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits at their workplace, where coronavirus patients are being treated.

Updated: Apr 29, 2020 17:28 IST

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Hari Aditya

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Tags: India Corona

Lack of PPE leads to Protests

Many district hospital health workers gathered here at Wednesday's District Magistrate office to demonstrate at their workplace, where coronavirus patients are being treated, over the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits. "We have requested the higher officials to provide us with proper equipment as our work is to clean the ward of the coronavirus patients. Our requests went unheard," said Neeraj, a sanitation worker at the district hospital, while speaking to a  reporter.   

"There are no facilities for us in the hospital. We just get Rs 6,900 monthly. They have provided us with a local mask, gloves and shoes, which we are not able to wear in this weather," said Sachin Kumar, another health worker.  

Gautam Buddh Nagar (GBN) District Magistrate (DM) Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, speaking with the media in this regard, said that a notice was given to the District Hospital's Chief Medical Superintendent (CMS) to include all the required equipment for these health staff.