Ashadh 3, Janata Voice correspondent, Ramechhap
The 16-bed isolation room being constructed by the Manthali Municipality has not been ready for 15 days. About 30 percent of the work of the isolation room, which was started by the municipality without following the tender process due to Covid 19, has been completed so far. Mayor Ramesh Kumar Basnet said that he was shocked by the slow progress of the work. “It’s not clear what will happen next,” Basnet told Public Network Online Television, “It is very annoying that those who have taken the responsibility of work have become sluggish when they have to work fast after starting such an emergency work”. While giving such a response, Basnet looked very angry. When Janata Voice responded to Keshav Phunyal, the head of the health department of the Manthali Municipality, about the slow pace of the isolation work, Phuyal said that their work was 50 percent complete.
No matter how much Phuyal tries to make the situation normal but the reality is very kind. In particular, the construction side has shown a shortage of workers, but this alone is not an obstacle to its construction. who is destined to live here tomorrow, will say how effective this isolation, which is already being built inside a large tent, will be at a temperature of about 40 degrees Celsius. But if the infected people of Corona have to stay here, where will the manthali health department take them? Even Manthali municipality don’t have the answer to this question. The work started by the municipality on Jestha 20, on the sixth day of the work the slope was completed. The municipality has set a target of spending Rs 12 lakh 63 thousand 3 hundred and 74. In such a dense situation, let’s not look for the account of expenses now, we will take a day to find that. But even though there is money, work has not been done here.
When the team of Janata Voice reached the construction site for reporting on Ashadh 2, the construction of the cabin was going on after the ground slope. Sub-engineer Krishna Das Shrestha, who was present at the construction site, explained why the pace of work, which lasted till the 14th day, was delayed in such an intense situation. The number of infected people is increasing day by day. It is unknown at this time to say when and how many Corona effected people will be found. Even in such a situation, the question of what kind of activity the municipality is doing by working at the speed of a tortoise has started to arise. Sub-engineer Shrestha and Manthali Health Chief Phuyal are now working hard to finish the job. Now here comes another question, Who stopped these gentlemen from working overnight from the beginning?