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Decrying facilities, 26 people who fled from quarantine at JLNM brought back

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Srinagar, Mar 28: At least 26  people from Chattabal and Batamaloo area of Srinagar who were put under quarantine at Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) Hospital in Rainawari, here fled after breaking doors and windowpanes of the hospital early Saturday.

Officials at the hospital said that at least 14 women and 12 males from Chattabal and Batamaloo area were placed under quarantine in the hospital after a positive case was reported from Chattabal area on Friday.


“They, however, complained that they were not satisfied with the hospital facility and early in the morning, created ruckus and broke down window panes, doors of the hospital and fled,” sources said.

“Many of these were close relatives and family members of positive case of Chattabal,” the sources added.

Dr Zakir Ahmed, Medical Superintendent, JLNM said: “All of them have been brought back by the police.” (KNO)