New dis­charge pol­icy trig­gers protest in Pun­jab

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTSPOTLIGH­T -

SAN­GRUR: Farm­ers and labour­ers staged protests over the new dis­charge pol­icy for Covid-19 pa­tients across the state on Satur­day. The pro­test­ers al­leged that pa­tients were be­ing sent to home and may spread the con­ta­gion in vil­lages. Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugra­han) dis­trict leader Jag­tar Singh Kala­jhar said, “There was a state-level call for protests. We de­mand that all pa­tients, who were sent home, should be re-ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tals and the govern­ment should bear their med­i­cal and food ex­penses.” The farm­ers de­manded staff in govern­ment hos­pi­tals should be reg­u­larised and the health work­ers be given ₹50 lakh life in­surance. HTC

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