RAIPUR: A migrant labourer , who had walked to Chhattisgarh's Mungeli from Maharashtra with his nine-month pregnant wife, was among two who died at quarantine centres on Saturday.
The couple had arrived around two weeks ago, but lost the baby within hours of delivery at a Bilaspur hospital . Now, he is dead, too. Such is the plight of migrants.
M ungeli chief medical and health official Dr Mahadev Tendway said the 26-year-old migrant - who was hearing and speech impaired - had returned from Maharashtra on May 10. He began suffering from fever and diarrhoea three days ago and died while being taken to Bilaspur district hospital on Saturday. His body has been sent for autopsy and his Covid-19 report is awaited.
On the same day, another quarantined migrant worker, Mohanlal Banjare, died in Bilaspur after suffering fever and influenza-like symptoms for three days. Days after death of newborn, migrant dies in quarantine