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    KMSS Leaders Bitu, Dhajya tested Covid-19 positive

    GUWAHATI: Jailed Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leaders Bitu Sonowal and Dhajya Konwar were tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday following which both Sonoal and Konwar were admitted at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here on Thursday.

    The duo alleged that they were taken from one hospital to the other since early morning on Thursday. Stressing of mismanagement, the duo said, “We were rushed to the GMCH, Bhangagarh first early in the morning. Due to lack of hospital beds, we were taken again to the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH), Panbazar. There too, we were not admitted for not equipped with available beds. Hence, finally taken back to the GMCH and admitted.”

    The duo also termed the entire Covid-19 management a ploy scripted by the state government. They said, “There is no space for social distance inside the Guwahati central jail premises. Maintenance of sanitization and hygiene is disastrous. Inmates are forced to share mosquito nets at a time when the state government has been advocating the masses to maintain social distance to contain the pandemic coronavirus.”

    A source of the MMCH said, “We received a phone call at around 2:40 am this morning. However, since all the hospital beds available were already occupied, we were forced to send them back to the GMCH.”

    GMCH Superintendent, Dr Abhijit Sarma said, “Initially, we were not informed. As per norms, under trial patients are forwarded to the MMCH. However, since hospital beds are not available there at present, we have admitted both Sonoal and Konwar here. They will be accommodated in a five-bedded room.”

    According to the Guwahati central jail authority, 6 persons have been detected with Coronavirus positive so far including Sonowal and Konwar.

    Both Sonowal and Konwar were arrested on January 7 and booked under stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) by NIA alleging their links with Maoists.

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