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3-year-old girl of Baghjan TE dies
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 DOOMDOOMA, June 22 - Aruchi Pator, the three-year-old daughter of Laxman Pator of Baghjan TE Bill Line died on Sunday evening. She was suffering from fever and cough. According to information, she along with her parents took shelter in a relief camp at Baghjan TE No. 8 Line Catholic Church on June 9 after the fire caught up in the BGR-5 of Baghjan oilfield.

 From the next day onwards, Aruchi was suffering from fever and cough. She was being treated by the visiting doctors of OIL, couple of days before she was taken home by her parents. On Sunday evening, she breathed her last.

Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) criticised the OIL authority and the government for neglecting the health issue of the inmates of the relief camps. The acting secretary of Tinsukia District Committee of ATTSA, Upendra Harpal said that in the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the OIL authority and the government must give serious attention to the health issue of the inmates of the relief camps. He alleged that some paramedical staff had been sent by the OIL authority to treat the patients in the relief camps. As the girl was suffering from fever and cough, her swab should have been taken for test. But, it was not done, he alleged.

ATTSA demanded adequate compensation to the parents of the dead girl. Meanwhile, Tinsukia district administration has given an ex-gratia of Rs 10,000 to the parents of the girl.

On Saturday, one Anandtush Kishan (45) of Line No. 12 of Baghjan Tea Estate, who was taking shelter at Bandarkhati High School relief camp after the gas well caught fire died on the way to the hospital. He was suffering from TB.

Reacting over these incidents, Doomdooma MLA Durga Bhumij told this correspondent that he would file a complaint against OIL to the Assam State Human Rights Commission.

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