Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh has been grappling with some of the worst phase of Covid-19 with scenes of overcrowded hospitals, continuous burning of pyres in crematoriums, shortage of graveyards, people lying on the roads waiting for oxygen continuously splashed on TV screens and social media platforms.
Amidst this, minister of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh have exposed the inadequacy if arrangements in tackling the Covid-19 crisis in the state even as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath making ‘tall claims’ that there is no shortage of beds, oxygen and life-saving drugs in the state.
Chairman of the UP Labour Welfare Council, state minister Sunil Bharala and BJP MP from Lucknow's Mohanlalganj seat Kaushal Kishore have both written to CM Adityanath in their individual capacities complaining about the inadequate arrangements and handling of government hospitals in Meerut and Lucknow despite the serious surge in Covid-19 cases.
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Kaushal Kishore has raised a complaint over the complete callousness of authorities in KGMU and Balrampur hospitals in Lucknow. He said that most of the beds in these facilities lie vacant while authorities are either on leave or completely unmindful of the raging pandemic. Both hospitals are government-run and as per him are badly managed.
Sunil Bharala, on the other hand, has complained about the non-availability of beds, oxygen and life-saving drugs in Meerut and requested the chief minister to personally intervene for the benefit of Covid-19 patients.