Dehradun: Senior Congress chief Kishore Upadhyay sat on a dharna right here on Monday accusing the Uttarakhand authorities of failing to deal with the Covid-19 scenario and alleged there was an acute scarcity of oxygen, beds, and medicines within the state.
Alleging that individuals are dying with out oxygen in Uttarakhand, Upadhyay stated there is no such thing as a oxygen, no medicines, or beds within the hospitals.
“The social media is full of desperate cries for oxygen, ventilators, and beds but the government is in deep sleep,” he stated. Terming the deaths of Covid-19 sufferers for need of oxygen as “collective murder” by the state authorities, the previous Pradesh Congress Committee president stated there’s additionally a scarcity of workers on the hospitals.
“At a time when trained people from medical, paramedical, military and paramilitary forces should have been put on Covid duty to deal with the surge in cases, the state government is not even able to properly utilise the available human resource,” the Congress chief stated.
He demanded rapid issuance of a devoted cellphone quantity in every district that offers right info on the provision of beds, oxygen, take a look at services, medicine and ambulances at hospitals.
ICU beds, different tools, and PPE kits ought to be made accessible in hilly areas of the state which undergo from their perennial scarcity, Upadhyay stated and demanded that some beds within the hospitals of Haldwani, Udham Singh Nagar, Haridwar and Dehradun ought to be reserved for Covid-19 sufferers from the hilly area.
The poor, labourers, marginal farmers and girls ought to be given financial help moreover free rations and one free LPG cylinder every month to each poor household, he stated.
They also needs to be exempted from paying their water and electrical energy payments, Upadhyay added.