Bengaluru: Covid-19 patient’s kin tweet to PM, CM on boycott | Bengaluru News – Times of India


VIJAYAPURA: Their newspapers were stopped, the milkman and help were barred and nobody would so much as speak to them.
Facing a social boycott, the wife of a Covid-19 patient here appealed to the PM, CM, state health minister and district DC on Twitter to intervene and ensure the family was not deprived of essential supplies.
Responding to the woman’s plaint on Friday, officials visited the house in Chalukya Nagar on Saturday and made sure that basic items, including milk and medicines, were provided.
Boycott plaint
Will create awareness, punish violators: DC
Deputy commissioner P Sunil Kumar said: “It’s not good to deny or prevent services to Covid affected families. We will create awareness among neighbours in the area. If we find someone has violated norms, we will prosecute them.”
In her tweets, the woman alleged that neighbours stopped the milkman from visiting their home, citing risk of infection. “Even the domestic help refused to visit our house. The complete social boycott from neighbours is more painful than Covid,” she said. Other members of the family alleged that neighbours stopped newspaper hawkers as well.
“We have isolated the Covid patient on the first floor and are giving him all the medication prescribed by the health department. We are residing in the ground floor of the house and following all Covid norms,” the wife said.
After the DC intervened, Vijayapura City Corporation commissioner Harsha Shetty and other officials visited the family on Saturday and assured help. Shetty told the family t essentials, including milk and medicines, would be reached to them. “We cannot force the help to come to work. We spoke to her, but she is afraid of getting infected. The milkman and newspaper boy have agreed to deliver to the household,” the DC said.
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