Any laxity in sustaining effectively being protocols by way of the pageant could also be suicidal, they’re saying.
Medical docs in West Bengal have written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asking her to take strict measures to look at crowding all through Durga Puja as they feared a ‘tsunami’ of COVID-19 circumstances after the pageant.
Durga Puja is barely two weeks away and different individuals have already started making purchases, with many iconic outlets in Kolkata crammed with clients. This at a time when the number of COVID-19 circumstances throughout the State and Kolkata is simply climbing. On Tuesday, 85-year-old Soumitra Chatterjee, one amongst Bengal’s most revered actors, was admitted to Bellevue Clinic after testing optimistic.
Supporting their letter with a three-day moving-average graph that confirmed a steep rise throughout the number of circumstances throughout the State after Mahalaya and Vishwakarma Puja, the letter, written by the Joint Platform of Medical docs, talked about: “Giving priority to emotions has resulted in extreme neglect of safety protocols. In Kerala, after Onam celebrations, the an an infection worth went up by 750%. That is the rationale Half 144 wanted to be imposed there.”
The letter reminded the Chief Minister that though Durga Puja was a much-awaited pageant, one should not neglect that this was the time of a pandemic, when Ganesh Chaturthi was low-key in Maharashtra and when Dandiya and Garba stand cancelled in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
“Even in our State, Id and Muharram have been seen indoors. The noticeable rise throughout the number of circumstances after Mahalaya and Vishwakarma Puja is an indication of points to return. Subsequently, any laxity in sustaining effectively being protocols all through Durga Puja could also be suicidal. There is likely to be a tsunami of circumstances and the state of affairs will spiral uncontrolled,” talked about the letter signed by Dr. Hiralal Konar and Dr. Punyabrata Gun.
Saying the sacrifices and efforts made by healthcare employees all these months cannot be allowed to go in ineffective for the sake of festivities lasting plenty of days, the letter urged the Chief Minister to guarantee that crowding did not occur by way of the pageant and that people stepping out of their properties compulsorily wore masks.