Citing the spike in coronavirus cases especially among migrant workers, BJP leader Dharamlal Kaushik on Sunday alleged that the Chhattisgarh government has failed to ensure adequate number of testing of all those migrants arriving in the state and kept in quarantine centres.
The Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly also described the condition of the quarantine centres as "sham". "It has been left to be managed by the village Sarpanch and urban bodies. No funds have been allocated for running the centres. The situation is such that migrant workers are under pressure to escape from it," he alleged.
Kaushik said the centres lacked basic amenities and food. "Already three deaths have been reported, all having symptoms of coronavirus infection. The government is trying to cover them up." The BJP leader said: “Due to lack of testing kits, all the migrants arriving mainly through trains are not being tested. They are being sent first to the quarantine centres.
There, those having symptoms of coronavirus are allowed to continue spreading the disease among other inmates.”
“If this situation continues for long, then the state will face an unprecedented number of positive cases which will spin out of control for the state government,” he said.