Insult and humiliation of frontline workers leaves Tripura administration worried

Amid the recent spurt of fresh infections of COVID-19 in Tripura, incidents of discriminations against frontline workers has increased adding to the concerns of administration in different parts of the districts.

The administration urged people to respect and honour the frontline health workers, policemen, sanitary workers and all other who are risking their precious lives every day to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.

According to sources, the front-liners like cleaning workers, garbage collectors, quarantined medics and their family members found themselves at the receiving end.

“Many people are ill-treating the social friends and their families. Even the family members of the quarantined medics are facing community protest. It is shameful,” said Jyotish Chandra Debnath, who lives in Ambassa sub division of Dhalai district of Tripura.

Another resident from Kamalpur on the condition of anonymity said, “My neighbour, a former chairperson of Kamalpur Nagar Panchayat, scorned and humiliated the garbage collectors with objectionable words.”

Such incidents have created much concern for the administration.

Disapproving the behaviour against the frontline workers, Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Ambassa JV Duati said, “It is very sad that people are ill treating the front-liners. Rather, I would like to request all for offering respect and honour to them and to encourage them in this fight.”

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