Health workers at quarantine facilities themselves at risk
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TIKAPUR, April 3 -- Health workers deployed at several quarantine facilities set up by the government in the western region have complained of the lack of minimum protective equipment. As they have to handle even people potentially infected with the novel coronavirus, which is highly contagious, the lack of proper gloves, masks and thermometer guns has left them anxious.
According to the health workers at the quarantine facility at Janaki Rural Municipality, the masks and gloves they are using are 'sub-standard'. They do not have other equipment either. "We have been provided with digital thermometers. But in such cases, we needed thermometer guns," said a health worker.
Talking to Republica, Jit Bahadur Chaudhari, chief of the health d...
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