Cuttack: There was visible unrest in Old Rausapatna (Ward No-27) of Cuttack city after locals protested against the containment zone in the area and alleged mismanagement by Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC).
After detection of novel coronavirus cases in Old Rausapatna, the area was declared a containment zone on July 13, i.e. about 22 days ago. As per Government norms, the patients were taken to Covid hospital and daily essentials were provided in the area by the CMC.
Today, the locals protested with a demand to remove the containment zone status. They stated that most of the residents are daily wage earners such as auto-rickshaw drivers, small businesses, daily wage labourers and such. And since the area has been declared a containment zone, they have been deprived of their incomes.
One of the locals, Smita Sen also alleged that the patients who have been taken to Covid hospital are been provided with proper medication or fooding. She also demanded that the administration provide food items to the people of the locality.