Daijiworld impact: Pregnant women to be sent for home quarantine if they test negative


Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (MS/SD)

Bengaluru, May 13: Following complaints against the district administration of Dakshina Kannada that it did not make proper arrangements to receive the NRIs, who arrived from Dubai on the night of Tuesday, May 12 at the international airport here, the state government issued revised standard operating procedure (SOPs) for international returnees.

Earlier, during the day, two pregnant women who came in the flight on Tuesday night, had called up Daijiworld TV and narrated their ordeal on what they went through at the airport. The videos became viral and the authorities were compelled to take quick action.


Dubai passengers at Mangaluru airport on May 12


Soon, in a circular, the Health and Family Welfare Services department issued revised standard operating procedure (SOPs) for international returnees. It said, “All international passengers who are asymptomatic shall be stamped and be subjected to 14 days of institutional quarantine in COVID care centres.

“Further, to the above SOP, relaxation is being made for asymptomatic passengers. Immediately on passengers’ arrival which include pregnant women, children below the age of 10 years and below, senior citizens the age of 80 years and above and terminally ill patients (cancer, chronic kidney disease and stroke), they shall be tested using RT-PCR technique as early as possible and if the test is negative, they shall be exempted from institutional quarantine. Such passengers shall be stamped and sent for home quarantine for 14 days from the date of their arrival. All such passengers shall also be subjected to check up by a medical team (symptoms / temperature/oxygen saturation),” said the circular.

Earlier, the woman, who conveyed her ordeal to Daijiworld said, “I reached Mangaluru international airport at 10 pm on May 12. There were no issue from Dubai to airport. We expected that all arrangements will be made at Mangaluru International Airport to receive us. However, when we arrived to Mangaluru, there was no arrangement. I am seven and half months pregnant. I reached the airport at 10 pm but was sent to hotel at 2.10 am. We have waited for four hours. None of the departments in the airport were functioning in a proper manner.

“"As my husband is working in Dubai, I had to come alone. Our luggage had to be carried by us only. No one helped me even after noticing that I am pregnant. We were told that food will be provided free of cost. However, when I went to have meals they demanded money. I did not have cash with me. We knew through media that hostel and hotel arrangements are done for us at Mangaluru. There was only one hotel and no choices. The room rent in that hotel was Rs 1,000. There was no option of hotels with lesser tariff.

"There was KSRTC bus arrangement to go to the hotel. However, the bus was driven too fast because of which I suffered pain as I am pregnant. So I have come to Wenlock for check-up. As house members are not allowed with passengers I have come alone to the hospital. I have come with the ambulance personnel to the hospital. As I am pregnant I cannot move alone. Someone has to be there with me. This has to be brought to the notice of the concerned authorities,” she said.

Another pregnant woman who also arrived in the same flight with her husband who also had medical emergency, expressed her grievance to Daijiworld and exposed the failure of the district administration and concerned authorities.





 



 

 

 

 

  

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  • Indian, Mangalore/udupi

    Wed, May 20 2020

    As per my knowledge both may 12th and May 18th flight pregnant womens are quarantined for 14 DAYS IN HOTELS.. ISN'T IT DAIJIWORLD???, Only Bangalore and Kerala is following this home quarantine decision.. Why not in udupi and mangalore???? No humanity left in great karavali!!???, why this false news is published if it's not true!! Just to encourage locals against state decision to home quarantine pregnant women with negative result!!!!???????????????? 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

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  • Madhukar, Udupi

    Fri, May 15 2020

    Even if they found negative, it may be asymptomatic case and in home quarantine they will spread the virus to others very easily. Since they have come to their home country with government's great efforts, what is the problem in following government rules? These people will simply will put others in problem.

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  • P. khalid, Mangalore

    Thu, May 14 2020

    Good day.
    I am 70 years senior citizen who came from Dubai in the first flight.
    I am heard pregnent ladies and senior citizen above 85 will be allowed to home quarantine if there result is negetive
    But my case i underwent angioplasty few months back and stranded in dubai without any follow up for my treatment. I want to meet my cardiologist as early as possible. If my result is negative shall they allow to go for home quarantine.
    At prrsent I am staying at surya hotel mangalore

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  • swati, mang

    Thu, May 14 2020

    This not impact if Mangalore become next Mumbai because of these few ppl, we will first hold you responsible and take appropriate action. Be careful.

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  • Sp, Udupi

    Thu, May 14 2020

    I doubt you are a girl... Forget being girl.. I doubt you are a human being.. Hope you don't have to go through same when you are pregnant 🙄 God bless you

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  • Azaruddin, Shiroor/udupi dist

    Thu, May 14 2020

    Daijiworld is doing good work. This is a real media work for

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  • Shaeeque, Dubai

    Thu, May 14 2020

    My wife who is pregnant was among the passengers and has been quarantined at some hotel in udupi (only available option). If her tests results negative, can she go home and self quarantine herself? Was just curious that everyone is talking about the

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Wed, May 20 2020

    Did they allow home quarantine???, or still in hotel???,

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  • Prashanth, Badiadka

    Wed, May 13 2020

    What if all those passengers, once landed, just say we don't have any money???
    They can't send them back right??? There should be some solution to this nonsense.
    I feel govt should take responsibility of its citizens atleast during pandemic.

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  • smr, Karkala

    Wed, May 13 2020

    First of all I would like appreciate Daijiworld.com for bringing this issue to the administrative notice.

    Many of these passengers are home bound for medical assistance for other ailments. Some ladies are pregnant and need proper care. Some even lost jobs not paid their due salaries and end of service benefits. Then the helpless old age and kids.

    Then V.P. Singh government has never even considered charging the Indians stuck in Kuwait in 1990 for no fault of their own. Not only is Modi charging Indians stranded abroad by COVID-19 but also the millions of poor trapped by his lockdown decision.

    It is injustice for the part of stranded NRI's to herded to lodges who are on short leave forced to spend 14 days expenses bared by them for no fault of their own.

    I would suggest all the passengers who test negative should be given free passage to his/her residence and self quarantined under supervision of local health authority. It is unethical to spend on something when they need save the money for the future. This is the time every penny counts.

    Jai Hind

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  • Manoj B, mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    so sad when i was watching the interview with daijiword from that two pregnant woman my eyes are filled with full of tears . i wish i was there . shame on mangalore Airports Authority.
    regarding the hotel choice may be get some commission from the i am sure

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  • Lanslara, mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Great Move.. by Daiji Team so sad for pregnant woman's i feel sad when i watching daijiword interview this afternoon

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Readers not all who return from the middle east have jobs or money to spend, many of them are poor and not paid their wages.So to charge them for their return journey and over and above the high Quarantine hotel charges is not the way we need to treat our fellow Indians who have no where to go.Most of the passengers returning were either looking out for jobs or due to this Pandemic are returning back to their motherland emptyhanded and end up borrowing for their extra stay !!!

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  • Clivisha Fernandes, Thottam, Udupi

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Well done daijiworld team.... I feel that the team should also question the district officer of mangalore because they had taken the responsibility of the passengers.. When there is pregnant women, kids, old people.. etc the district administration should have kept in mind and take some necessary steps for them and I feel that there was no necessary steps taken for them... At least the airport officials should have shown a little humanity to the people.... Not acceptable by the Airport officials and we need answers from MANGALORE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION...

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  • Walty, Mumbai

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Well done Daijiworld, appreciated!

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  • M Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Daijiworld you have truly done a very good job and reached out to the needy. Congrats

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  • Abdul khader, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Wow very good. God bless you Walter Nandalike and team

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  • Neil, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    All passengers should be tested for Covid and if negative send them for home quarantine....this could be achieved in 2 days...if govt cannot bear the charges...they should charge the passengers, which will be cheaper than 14days quarantine hotel charges!!

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  • Shardha, Udupi

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Because even if they test negative , they may be in incubation period and later test positive . And not everyone follows strict home quarantine , many try to come out and we saw it last time

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Sharada,

    You don't die if you are not infected by COVID-19 Virus ???....

    COVID-19 virus is just like Flu virus....which has a Vaccination....but Virus mutates and Vaccine will be ineffective within a year....so a new Vaccine is needed every year to stay on top of Flu Virus...

    Death rate of COVID-19 is about 4 % , mostly in elderly people...Flu 0.4%....again mostly with elderly people....who would have died natural death with or without COVID-19 except few rare cases...

    US has more than a million COVID-19 cases because 10 million people were tested....and about 80 thousand deaths mostly elderly people with history of respiratory ailments ....

    When you test 10 Million people, lets see who has higher COVID-19 infection rates US or India....

    Last but not least....we should be fully aware....for any human... death is certainty...So don't take seriously hibernation, hotel quarantine, evolution, Bats, China, Trump, Modiji, Yeddy, Eshwarappa etc....and be mentally prepared to meet your CREATOR...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Shradha, Udupi

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Even if the fatality rate is low , Why risk others lifes ? Everyone's life is precious , even the aged and people with other health issues . Everyone should act responsibly to prevent from spreading it to the aged unknowingly . So it's better for foreign returnees to be institutional quarantined , and for officials to make needed arrangements according to their budget or for free .

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  • Abu Mohamed, KSA / Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Great work Walter and Team, keep keep highlighting such injustice in future.

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Why not others ? Once a test is done and found negative ,home quarantine should suffice for all
    There is no need to book room for 14 days ..Max 7 Days is enough

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  • Shradha, Udupi

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Bcz they might be in incubation period and later test positive . Why risk their family and neighborhood ? Evacuation flights are sent on condition that they are ready to be institutional quarantined . Pregnant women are allowed on humanitarian grounds , but still are at risk

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  • Mr N, Udupi/ Dubai

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Thank you daijiworld..

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  • chris, MANGALORE

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Hats off to Daijiworld and highly appreciated . This shows how our politician and leader work.

    As one of the commentator told here These Gulf passengers are tested negative to COVID-19 test, before they are allowed to board the plane to Mangalore.so why they are tested again . It is all money making business in India and all the World is watching ,Shame on us
    And in gulf country even if your tested positive best treatment and hospital are given for treatment compared to our home country.
    I don't how we will cope up with this and come out this and all the packages announced by GOI is it going to the correct person or people , God only knows

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  • Vinod Mascarenhas cap, Mlore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Well done dear Walter n Daijiworld team. You are the Voice of the Voiceless. Great...

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  • John Milton Lewis, Udupi/DK

    Wed, May 13 2020

    By compelling quarantine to "Covid negative" people to unknown/unseen hotels/hostels/ schools etc may result in they too may reach home as patients after 14 days, since the safety of attending staffs or resources deployed for safety may not be trustworthy. Moreover, how a family can afford such costs even at the cheapest places of quarantine. Better let negative people observe quarantine at their respective homes only which is much safer than hotels or any other forms of quarantine.
    So along with Covid negative pregnant women, other negative passengers too need to be considered.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Time for Daijiworld to launch a new political party or join in solidarity with AAP. You have my support and help Daiji at any level at any capacity.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Daijiworld is doing a great job as it is. They surely will continue to do so without politicizing it!

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Daiji has grown up from all these years being in the journalism profession, meeting various people from highest to lowest and facing hard social challenges and brining to focus grievances of general public and with all it's resources, capabilities and skills should move to a higher level. It's only natural for organization like Daiji to transit to next level as it has pushed its own bar higher. If you call it politicizing then I call it serving the people with greater strength.

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  • Lawrence, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Well done Daiji... All those who are coming in these flights are either pregnant women and children, sick people or those who lost their jobs. We need to pay more attention towards their needs. Better to keep them all in home quarantine if they tested negative.

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  • Joachim Dsouza, Mogarnad

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Daiji Mr Walter Nandalike Tremendous mission of yours specially during this pandemic time. You promise and fulfill it at the apt time. You are in real sense a GOOD SAMARITAN. God give you enough strength.

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  • Prashanth, Badiadka

    Wed, May 13 2020

    I think if the responsibility was given to Daijiorld to make proper arrangements, they would have done it better than the district administration.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, May 13 2020

    People,

    I know I will get few hundreds of 'Disagrees' for this comment....So be it...I need to express my opinion here with clear conscience and truthfully...

    These Gulf passengers are tested negative to COVID-19 test, before they are allowed to board the plane to Mangalore....

    So there is ABSOLUTELY no SENSE....in forcefully Quarantining then in Mangalore hotels...other than making them to spend more of their hard earned money in these difficult times....and making some profit to these hotel owners....

    They should be made to wear masks and gloves and sent home with social distancing guidance ....and ask them to be in home Quarantine....If they go out punish them...

    This is what they do all over the world....except in India...Don't know why....

    I have seen this since my childhood....ALWAYS....our Babu's think prime reason for them in service is to make others life difficult...be it Police, Government officials or Politicians....I have never seen this behavior in any other Country unfortunately...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Roshan, Dubai

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Sir.. agree with your views...small correction.. people are not tested for COVID beofre boarding ..its rapid blood test which is not 100% confirmation that people are negative. So test is fine but needs to be done with Humanity.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Roshan, Dubai,

    I believe they are conducting COVID-19 test using Abbott Lab test kits....Its not blood test....Sample taken with a probe from nose or throat....You get results in 10 minutes....if you are COVID-19 Negative it takes 5 minutes, for Positive it takes 10 minutes....

    This test is 100% accurate even in Asymptomatic COVID-19 Carriers....this is latest test invented by Abbott Labs in US before a month....earlier it used to take 2 days to get the results...now 10 minutes...

    With this test with 100 % accuracy and within 10 minutes hotel Quarantine in Mangalore for 14 days is an absolutely stupid idea by our good for nothing Babu's....They like more processes we used to call this Permit & License raj....to allow officials and politicians to get some cuts....

    I believe this is the test ....they conduct in Dubai Airport before allowing passengers to board planes to India....

    ...Tak...Takk....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Dear Lan sir, doesn't matter if you get hundreds or thousands "disagrees" when you express your views on a particular topic. We all are unique. I second your comment which is very true. Walter sir, god bless you abundantly. You have really reached the houses of needy in many numbers... For some you are visible god and for many you are good Samaritan... I appreciate your work and your team and our prayers are with you......always. Hats off to you and your team ...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.11

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Cynthi,

    Kinnigoli-Belman route busses are still running ???...After formation of Udupi District , Sankalakariya river divides DK and Udupi districts...

    You are in DK District and I am at Udupi District ....so may be I need a e-permit from DC to see you....Hmmm...or I should swim Sankalakariya river and walk few KMs to reach Kirem.....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Lan.... Sankalkariya river divides dk and udupi district... really??? In which map it is like that? ?? 😆😆😆...i laughed like anything reading your comment. Don't worry for e pass/e permit. I will be coming walking to belman (preferably on Monday) as I am habitual of walking. I request you to not to opt for the last option of your comment.....it will be difficult for you....no water in the river.... Only muck and mugudu... 🐋🐋🐋

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Congratulations Daiji. Well done. Atleast we have one media for people's voice for successfully reaching our voice to the concerned authorities time and again.

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  • Roshan, Dubai

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Welldone DW. Our MLC said. Everything is arranged.. people have to give preference from Dubai and we will arrange. Only politics.
    The treatment people got is not acceptable. They came back since they were facing difficulties not on vacation n were in priority because of a reason.
    Happy to see the impact. Keep up the good work

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  • Abhijit, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Well done daijiworld and Walter . Appreciate your efforts.

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  • Austin, Dubai/Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Dear Walter,

    Excellent work done by you and your team. I request you to please inspect all the places which are meant for quarantine purposes for those returning from abroad and broadcast live telecast to all people. All people have atmost respect and trust on your report. At present, it shows a negligence from our adminstration.

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  • Prashanth, Badiadka

    Wed, May 13 2020

    Most of the challenges that Covid-19 virus poses can be solved if the administration has some common sense. Treatment itself does not need a super speciality hospital. Any hospital can treat this virus. Only thing to be taken care of is to make sure the virus does not spread from one person to another. This just needs common sense to tackle. Whole process of moving a suspected patient or confirmed patient needs to be documented and followed very strictly. This virus started in December 2019 and district administration still dont have any procedure documented and followed.

    This where Kerala has had an upper hand on controlling the virus spread. covid cases are treated only in govt hospitals. While DK has many super speciality hospitals and government hospitals lack quality treatment, it is other way round in Kerala. They have very less speciality hospitals, however government hospital treatment is of good quality. Secondly our administration doesnot have futuristic view for planning efficiently, Kerala administration is always proactive.

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  • Veeramani Velayuthan, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    \When our representatives become null and void to clear the issue, daijiworld comes to rescue.. hats off to you effective media, daijiworld

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Wed, May 13 2020

    All support and help extended by Daijiworld is highly appreciated.

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