Quarantine residents of Mahatma Gandhi Municipal Town Hall in Aluva lashed out at the authorities for not serving enough food at the centre. Homeless people who were taken to be quarantined in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and sheltered in the hall also say that no medical treatment is provided for the inmates of the shelter home.
There are presently more than a hundred people brought into the centre. It was when the social workers visited the place with a few people whom they found wandering in the town, the inmates reveal the pathetic situation in the centre. They say that even when they were wandering homeless they were getting enough food, but the food provided in the centre was too little to feed their hunger.
Inmates also complain that people suffering from various ailments are brought into the centre without classifying them. This would further worsen the condition of the residents here, they point out. There is no medical assistance for most of them, they pointed out. The incident has emerged as the newest example for the much-hyped news about the treatment of Kerala government towards its people during the lockdown.
It is when the government claims that there is enough facility such as community kitchens, to ensure ‘no one goes hungry’ in the state, inmates of the quarantine centre reveal the shocking news of starving people.