Pinarayi Vijayan urges Delhi CM to take protective measures for Kerala nurses working in national capital

South India

In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, urging him to take protective measures to ensure the safety of nurses from the state who have tested positive for the coronavirus in the national capital.


"Unfortunately we are now hearing the news that some nurses have tested positive for the COVID-19 in Delhi. I would like to draw your attention to a situation which has been reported to us regarding the plight of nurses in Delhi," Vijayan wrote in the letter.

Kerala chief minister further requested for immediate action for the health workers treating COVID-19 patients.

"I request that immediate action may be taken to alleviate concerns of nurses from Kerala working in Delhi. Concerned officials may be directed to urgently ensure that utmost protection is given to them," he added

Vijayan had earlier raised a similar concern for health employees working in Maharashtra and requested Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to provide basic necessities to health workers hailing from Kerala.

According to the latest update from the Health and family welfare, there are 4,281 cases in the country including 3,851 active cases. While 111 deaths have been reported, around 319 people have been cured/discharged/migrated. 

With inputs from ANI

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