| New Delhi |
December 5, 2020 3:53:51 am
With hundreds of elderly farmers among the protesters, complaints have been cropping up often of fever and chilly because of the harsh climate circumstances at the Tikri Border.
Some help has come from locals at Jhajjar and Delhi, who’ve arrange camps at the border protest web site and have began giving out medicines free of charge.
Prabhjot Singh (27), a scholar from Jhajjar, positioned medicines on a desk which he purchased from a retailer close to his house. “I am practising medicine and came to know that many people here are suffering because of the harsh conditions. I bought two boxes of medicines — for cough, fever, high blood pressure and diabetes — and came here. By evening, I realised that most of the stock is finished and people need more.”
Singh and his associates have additionally began distributing multivitamins and calcium-magnesium dietary supplements to the farmers.
Six farmers who have been a part of the protests at Tikri border have died since November 27. Police mentioned 4 of those died in accidents, whereas the opposite two died of pure causes — Lakhvir Singh (55) and Gurjant (60).
Doctors from the Red Cross Society in Jhajjar have additionally arrange a camp the place they provide check-ups. When a 65-year-old farmer, Gurunam Singh, complained of chest ache and breathlessness, a health care provider checked his blood stress and pulse price.
He advised the physician, “We started from Mansa on the 26th and managed to reach here in two days. After a day, I felt a bit uneasy because of the long journey. We travelled a long distance and didn’t have much food. I had chest pain and was taken to a hospital. They discharged me after a day and I came back here. Now, I am fit but still have chest pain.”
The physician at the camp prescribed medicines to Gurunam and went on to verify on the following affected person. He mentioned, “Many patients here have a fever or cardiac issues.” Most farmers at Tikri border sleep of their tractor and vans. Choor Singh (86), a farmer from Monga, mentioned he purchased a quilt from Jhajjar to maintain heat. “We check on each other at night and make sure that everyone is getting sufficient food,” he mentioned.
On Wednesday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain additionally tweeted: “During my visit to Singhu border today, I requested the Revenue Minister to shift water and fireproof tents from Burari to the Singhu border for the elderly so they don’t face any problems due to the cold weather in Delhi.”
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