Doctors expressed concern over flouting of Covid security norms in suburban trains that resumed providers in Kolkata and different elements of West Bengal on Wednesday, warning that the pandemic scenario would deteriorate.
People jostled at a number of stations to catch the trains with compartments crammed as providers resumed after seven months within the morning.
Doctors mentioned that such violations are perfect for the unfold of the virus, diminishing the features revamped the previous few weeks within the battle towards the contagion.
“We can clearly see people are not abiding by the Covid-19 safety protocols and this is definitely a matter of concern for us,” mentioned Dr Anirban Dalui, a public well being specialist.
“The problem is that those who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms are travelling on the trains, risking the lives of people who are not taking proper precaution,” he mentioned.
Dr Hiralal Konar of the Joint Platform of Doctors blamed improper planning by the state authorities and the railways for the violations.
“The situation is quite alarming. I fear that if it goes on, the virus will spread to a level where it will be beyond control,” he instructed PTI.
“More planning was required keeping in mind that different people travel on the trains for different purposes.
Those travelling to visit their relatives should not have been allowed. The government and the railways got ample to do the planning, but they could not,” Dr Konar mentioned.
Senior doctor Dr Syamasis Bandyopadhyay, nonetheless, mentioned that it’s going to take a few days for the commuters to grasp and follow the protection norms whereas travelling on the suburban trains.
“The situation is a concern for us but the government or the railways cannot be blamed. The common people have to show some responsibilities to maintain the physical distancing and follow the protocols while travelling,” he mentioned.
“I believe the sense of responsibility will grow in a couple of days. We have to wait and see,” Dr Bandyopadhyay mentioned.
The local prepare providers underneath the jurisdiction of the Eastern and the South Eastern Railways have resumed. They have been suspended in March because the nation went right into a lockdown with the detection of Covid-19 circumstances.