Officials Leave Many Jostling for Food at Agra Quarantine Centre

Officials in PPE gear tossed food packets outside locked gates as people scrambled for their share of essentials.

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Shocking visuals from a quarantine centre in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra show officials in PPE gear tossing food packets and water outside, as people stretch out their hands to catch them, scrambling for their share of essentials from behind locked gates.

The video, which has gone viral on social media, was shot at the Sharda Group of Institutions, which was turned into a quarantine centre by the administration.

After facing flak for the insensitive behaviour of the officials, District Magistrate of Agra, Prabhu N Singh said that the centre has been inspected and gaps in the system have been addressed.

“Following complaints, the centre was inspected. Gaps in the system have been addressed. The Chief Development Officer has been asked to investigate the matter and fix responsibility as there was a separate team formed to handle this task. The team has been asked to ensure that such complaints are not received.”
Prabhu N Singh, Agra DM

Agra remains the worst hit with 372 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths – the highest in Uttar Pradesh so far.

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