AISA alleges COVID-19 positive JNU students isolated without proper care
The All India Students' Association on Wednesday alleged that the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration has put COVID-19-infected students at an isolation center without proper care and that there was nobody to check on the students at the center. "JNU students who have tested positive are being taken to an isolation center in Sultanpuri," the statement said.
No regular check-up to measure their vitals: AISA
The isolation center is basically a DDA flat, with one or two students staying in each flat. There is no regular check-up of the students to measure their vitals and oxygen levels. "Two JNU students told us that even when they faced breathing problems, there was no one to take care of them," the statement said.
AISA suggests other places to be considered for isolation facilities
There was no supply of hot water for drinking or for taking steam, both of which are extremely important to recover. The quality of food is deteriorating with each passing day, it said. It also suggested that the university could have used the Aravali guest house, vacant staff quarters, vacant dormitories, and the Gomti guest house in Connaught Place as the isolation facilities.
AISA wants administration to extend the semester
AISA also demanded free vaccination of all JNU students from May 1 and for the administration to bear the medical cost of any student suffering from COVID-19. It also demanded to extend the semester and criticized the university for continuing online classes. "Online classes are going, and students are being forced into submitting their assignments and giving their end semester exams," it said.
Delhi registered over 24.5K cases yesterday
"Multiple students have contacted us saying that either they or their family members have fallen prey to the virus and therefore, they are in no condition to complete their course requirements within time," AISA said. Delhi logged 24,638 fresh COVID-19 cases and 249 deaths due to the viral disease on Wednesday amid a growing clamor for oxygen and hospital beds in the city.