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NNWN/ 06-05-2020

The Centre of Holistic Development has demanded free Covid -19 tests for homeless living in shelter homes. The Ngo wrote the letter to Deöhi government in this regard after a caretaker in Jhandewalan night shelter tested positive. The Centre for holistic development in its letter highlighted the urgency to conduct COVID-19 tests among the homeless. Stating that it was a public health crisis, the letter said that people in these shelters belong to general category that includes elderly homeless persons. It is extremely urgent for the government to immediately conduct free COVID tests of all the homeless use community toilets, ration shops, pharmacies and so on. According to Sunil Kumar Aledia of CHD, these government-owned shelters for homeless and poor migrant workers should be a safe and sanitary place of residence during these unprecedented times. On April 27, the caretaker was taken to Lady Hardinge Hospital after he complained of body ache and on May 4, the test reports showed that he tested positive of the COVID-19, said. Aledia.