Covid response services are slow in Noida, say residents
With the city witnessing a spike in Covid-19 positive cases, residents are irked over slow response of the administration. The total number of coronavirus patients have crossed 2,500 a maximum in the state with over 300 containment zones. The Covid-19 patients have alleged that even after contacting the helpline numbers, no help is being provided for four-five days.
Deepak and his wife Bhawna, who is six month pregnant, had symptoms of Covid-19 on June 22. They claim that despite making calls to the helpline number no help came.
“Despite repeated calls on the helpline numbers, the test was conducted three days after we faced the symptoms. The test report came four days after the samples were taken. For one whole week, I was extremely worried about my wife as she is pregnant her health was deteriorating,” said Deepak.
The health department contacted him to pack his bags and get ready for an ambulance that will pick them up but the ambulance didn’t show up for next two days.
“Even after telling the government officials that I am pregnant and need immediate care, no body turned up to help us. We shared our ordeal at social media too but nothing happened. Now I am at a private hospital and recuperating.
I hope this never happens to anyone,” added Bhawna. The officials of Noida administration, in the meantime, held a video conference with the residents and assured them for all the help they would need in case of Covid-19 infection.