Shameful: Corona warriors in Lucknow are allegedly served poor quality of food, this is not acceptable

During the coronavirus crisis, doctors and healthcare workers are giving absolutely everything in the world’s fight against the epidemic which has claimed more than 6.7 lakh lives globally. There are over 17.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and over 10.2 million people have recovered from the deadly outbreak.

Without even caring about their lives, doctors and healthcare workers are working all day without taking as rest to save people’s lives. There are absolutely no words to explain their dedication to work.

Besides doctors, health care workers, researchers around the world also deserve our praises as they are trying to determine smart and effective ways to detect COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Doctors, healthcare workers posted at the COVID-19 ward of Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University (KGMU) have complained about poor quality food being served to them.

“Complaining about worms in food has been done several times both by resident doctors and the non-clinical staff. Sometimes not even fan works in the place given to resident doctors to rest after working hours,” said Dr Neeraj Mishra, president of the Uttar Pradesh chapter of the Resident Doctors’ Welfare Association (RDWA).

The situation has become so volatile that Corona warriors are struggling with poor quality food. The pictures of food have gone viral on social media like wildfire. In the pictures, worms are clearly visible.

The body of resident doctors has written to the vice chancellor of the KGMU demanding better quality foods for doctors on Covid-19 duty. A letter was written to the in charge of the quarantine centre.

“I was surprised to see a worm in the food served to me. I wish to bring this to your notice,” Jangi Lal wrote to the in charge of the quarantine centre.

President of nurses association, KGMU, Yadunandini Singh said, “Insects in food packets show carelessness and also pose a threat to the health of staff who after eating it may suffer illness. Our association will meet the vice chancellor and demand good food for the staff as they are not going home while on Covid-19 duty.”

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