Assam: Coronavirus patients spitting from upstairs at Golaghat Civil Hospital, says Himanta Biswa Sarma


GUWAHATI: The attendees of Tablighi Jamaat who tested with Coronavirus positive in Assam have posed another threat to the public health. The Coronavirus patients are spitting here and there from upstairs at Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital at Golaghat, revealed Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

“I am very aggrieved to learn that Coronavirus patients are spitting from upstairs at Golaghat Civil Hospital. If the spittle falls on other persons including pregnant women and senior citizens they may also get infected,” said Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today after visiting Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital at Golaghat.

“Some patients and people in quarantine are thinking that we have taken them forcefully. So they are spitting here and there,” Dr. sarma added.

The unruly behaviour of the patients has emerged as a serious threat to the doctors and employees as well as other people visiting the hospital. Earlier, it was reported that some of the attendees of Tablighi Jamaat who had been in the quarantine in Delhi misbehaved with the doctors and staff and spat at them.

A total of 167 attendees were taken to the makeshift quarantine centres set up on the railway property in Tughlakabad on Tuesday evening after being evacuated from the Nizamuddin Markaz.

“At the quarantine centres, they (attendees) misbehaved with the staff and even raised objections over the food being served to them… They even spit at the doctors and those attending to them and refused to stop roaming around the quarantine facilities,” Northern Railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar said on Thursday.