Bhubaneswar, May 3 (Local Wire): The return of lakhs of migrants back to their state and their mandatory stay in quarantine centres may spike other health woes, say experts working in the sector.
Loknath Mishra, Project Director, Association of Rural Upliftment and National Allegiance (ARUNA) said, “There could be outbreak of several health diseases like HIV, Tuberculosis (TB) and diarrheal diseases as the disease control programmes are likely to be hit and lack of hygiene at quarantine centres too can contribute,”
He also said that if the migration does not happen in phased manner, the panchayat quarantine centres cannot accommodate large numbers of migrants.
Mishra also said that loss of wages and employment may lead to spike in violence, psychological issues in the society.
Umi Daniel, another expert on migration said that the sudden inflow of migrants is likely to see looses in their wages and could impact their income and opportunities to a large extend and the ramifications of the impact of lockdown and return of the migrants could be felt across the nation.