103-Year-Old Tamil Nadu Woman Beats COVID-19, Alleges Discrimination

Discrimination towards individuals who get better from COVID-19 will not be unusual

Ambur, Tamil Nadu:

Hameedha Bee, 103, bravely fought the battle towards COVID-19 and recovered however when she got here house from the hospital, her neighbours as an alternative of welcoming her allegedly requested her to vacate the home. The centenarian lives together with her household at Ambur in Tamil Nadu, one of many worst coronavirus-hit states in India.

After allegations of discrimination made by Hameeda Bee’s household, an enquiry was began on  Wednesday. A crew of officers led by the Income Divisional Officer, Gayathri Subramani visited the household. “The day we got here to know that Hameedha Bee was 103, we took particular care of her,” the village administrative officer stated, including that her age was primarily based on info offered by the household however there have been no information and the household has misplaced her Aadhar Card.

“We try to supply pension for the woman. Although she is from a special taluka, we’re working expeditiously to supply Hameedha Bee previous age pension,” officers informed information company PTI.

Hameedha Bee had examined optimistic for COVID-19 and was handled on the Basic Hospital in Ambur for per week. Authorities stated, she responded properly to the remedy and recovered.

When requested about what has been carried out for the protection of the aged lady and her household within the backdrop of the allegations, officers stated, the native village administrative officer and his assistant have been particularly assigned to maintain Hameedha Bee. 

“Even right now, we visited her; gave her fruits and he or she is doing good. We have now completely enquired about allegations of harassment and all steps are in place to make sure that they’re protected,” the officer stated. Well being staff are “sensitising the folks that the aged lady examined unfavorable throughout exit screening and he or she has additionally gone via a seven-day quarantine after restoration,” the senior officer added.

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