Coronavirus | Looting in the name of vaccines is the worst tragedy: M.K. Stalin
DMK president M.K. Stalin on Wednesday stated looting folks in the name of differential pricing of vaccines was the worst tragedy. He stated the Centre’s and the AIADMK authorities’s failure to include the first wave of COVID-19 and study a lesson from it had resulted in the second wave.
In a video message, “Let us save us and the country”, he stated the two governments had dedicated an enormous mistake. “They did not take any precautions in the period between the first and the second waves. We are witnessing the consequences now,” he stated.
Even although the Parliament Standing Committee warned about an oxygen scarcity in November, the Centre didn’t concentrate. The report was submitted in the Lok Sabha on February 2. “Vaccines and Remdesivir were exported even when the second wave was surging. Above all, the country sold oxygen to foreign countries. This looting, in the name of vaccines, is the worst tragedy,” he stated.
He recalled the Delhi High Court’s remark that the authorities might take over factories that refused to produce oxygen. It was not honest to extend the costs of vaccines and repair completely different costs for the Centre, the States and personal hospitals.
“While the BJP government propounds the idea of one nation, one ration card, one tax, one market, one food, one religion and one language, the country has three different prices for life-saving drugs,” he stated.
Calling upon the Centre to allot satisfactory funds to beat the tough state of affairs, Mr. Stalin stated the Prime Minister ought to implement a free vaccination scheme for all. “Tamil Nadu is able to cope with the situation because of its medical infrastructure. But the AIADMK government is not able to utilise it,” he stated.
Mr. Stalin stated as soon as the new authorities involves energy [after May 2] it could take efficient measures to avoid wasting the folks.