Insects in food, bed bugs, dirty toilets, returnees narrate ordeal in paid hotel quarantine


A revised government order has exempted pregnant women from institutional quarantine. (Representative image)


A revised government order has exempted pregnant women from institutional quarantine. (Representative image)&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspiStock Images


Key Highlights

  • The people in paid hotel quarantine also alleged that they were made to pay exorbitant amount during their stay at these hotels.
  • Others complained toilets were extremely dirty, there were bed bugs, no TV signal and no wi-fi facility available

Bengaluru: It is only the government quarantine centres that are criticised for their poor hygiene and bad food. Now, people who have returned from paid hotel quarantine have horrific stories to tell.

People in hotel quarantine complained they were given stale food by the staff. They also alleged toilets were extremely dirty, there were bed bugs, no TV signal and no wi-fi facility available at two and three-star hotels. 

According to a report in Times of India, the people in paid hotel quarantine also alleged that they were made to pay exorbitant amount during their stay at these hotels.

An IT professional, who is six-month pregnant and is under quarantine with her husband, said she was shocked to find an insect in the food served to them at a hotel in Koramangla on Friday.

According to the couple, they are paying Rs 2,450 per day and are not allowed to move out of their hotel. 

“We have complained to hotel staff and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) about the poor quality food at the hotel. But it seems nobody is bothered to take care of these things,” said 30-year-old professional Sudha (name changed). 

The couple arrived in Bengaluru from Kerala on Tuesday after a 10-hour journey. 

A revised government order has exempted pregnant women from institutional quarantine and allowed them to isolate at home if they are asymptomatic.

However, the change of rule is yet to be implemented for a woman like Sudha as there was no sign of BBMP doctor at the quarantine facility despite being alerted about the woman’s gestational condition.

Meanwhile, a tweet from state authorities has criticised people for opposing government quarantine centres for poor facilities. The tweet has irked the netizens who have slammed the government.





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