Ganjam: Residents of Kholakhali gram panchayat under Buguda block of Ganjam district ransacked the local government hospital and staged a protest on Saturday after the death of a COVID Warrior.
Reportedly, the deceased COVID Warrior Bharati Swain, who was working as an Anganwadi worker in the panchayat was suffering from fever for the last few days. She breathed her last today while undergoing treatment at Buguda Government Hospital.
Family members alleged that the district administration has betrayed Swain. She was an active COVID Warrior but the administration did not heed her repeated requests to conduct her swab test.
In protest, villagers ransacked the hospital and blocked the Aska-Nayagarh road. It was after IIC of Buguda Police Station and local administration officials reached the spot and assured the family members of providing adequate compensation, they withdrew the protest.
Family Member Of Deceased