Death of a six year girl in Quarantine centre of Betalghat, Ukhand by snake bite shocks one and all

A grief stricken traumatic, shocking and horrific news is going terribly viral in social media especially amongst the inhabitants of Uttarakhand after a merely six year old girl who was quarantined in a school situated at Betalghat in Nainital district met her sad end after having been bitten by a venomous snake.

The girl was quarantined with her parents about ten days ago when they arrived at Betalghat from Delhi. This horrific news have been circulated in the social media with scores of people expressing their shock, anguish and anger over this tragic incident due to the negligence and complacent attitude of the employees , officers and even politicians at the helm of affairs allegedly making tall claims of their achievements in electronic media and newspapers whereas in reality the condition of the quarantine centres in the hilly state are quite worrisome and unhygienic with allegedly little or no care of the doctors or the staff.

The negligence and complacense on the part of the officers, employees and politicians, if responsible deserve stringent punishment and tightening of the measures to set right the situation.

Meanwhile the graph of contagious Corona virus is on the horrific jump in the state with the total figure crossing 400 mark after detection of 40 cases today. The situation in Uttarakhand is reported to be worrisome as the testing figure here is less as compared to other states. The state is witnessing spurt in Covid 19 cases in view of the large scale people returning to various parts of Uttarakhand from Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, Punjab, Mumbai, Maharashtra n other states. The chief minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat had announced yesterday that more than 2 lakh people have arrived in Uttarakhand till now and thousands more are expected to reach shortly.

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The horrific death of a six year old girl in Betalghat, Nainital has send shock waves in entire Uttarakhand. Meanwhile, the chief minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat has announced the fund of Rs. 50 lakhs for the corona warriors rendering their dedicated and selfless services to Covid 19 patients in various hospitals of Uttarakhand. The chief minister lauded their relentless efforts saying that the corona warriors are risking their lives to save others.


Sunil Negi

Sunil Negi is a senior journalist and president of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum ( Regd). He usually writes on socio political subjects and have been contributing articles in print media for the last several years. Mr. Sunil Negi had been felicitated by All India Achievers conference's Pride of India and excellence awards apart from several other recognitions. He has translated a book on ecological disaster of Uttarakhand of June 2013 and edited and published two editions of Uttaranchal's Who's Who.

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  1. This is sad indeed.
    Uttarakhand mainly a forest region is faced by severe challanges
    People should stop encroaching in jungle area and the state govt should look for some more significant ideas to keep the animals away from humans

  2. This is sad. Quarantine centres should be away from bushes & far from animal areas. Municipal authority should check the area before selecting a region for quarantine

  3. This is sad. Quarantine centres should be away from bushes & far from animal areas. Municipal authority should check the area before selecting a region for quarantine

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