Coronavirus | Rahul Gandhi slams Modi government on high price of vaccines
System ensured income for PM’s associates however failed the residents, says Congress chief
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday focused the Narendra Modi government over ‘high’ vaccine costs and stated whereas the system ensured income for Mr. Modi’s associates, it failed the residents.
Separately, the social gathering demanded that both Health Minister Harsh Vardhan resigns on his personal or be dismissed for claiming that “the situation this year was better compared with last year”.
“People’s money was given to vaccine companies to develop COVID vaccines. Now, GOI will make the same people pay the highest price in the world for these vaccines. Again, the failed ‘system’ fails our citizens for Modi-mitrs’ profit,” Mr. Gandhi stated on twitter.
Rajya Sabha member and senior chief Jairam Ramesh tweeted, “In January 2021, the Modi government set a target of vaccinating 30 crore Indians by August. While 12.12 crore have received 1 dose of vaccine, ONLY 2.36 crore are FULLY vaccinated. That’s around 8%.
“Increasing vaccine supply and rate of vaccination must be of HIGHEST priority, and is a huge collective enterprise.”
Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate alleged that persons are unable to log on to the CoWIN net portal for registering themselves for the subsequent vaccination part beginning May 1 and stated States like Rajasthan and Punjab haven’t been given any assurance by the Serum Institute of India (SII) on their orders for rolling out vaccination for everybody above 18 years.
Atmosphere of concern
Ms. Shrinate stated an environment of concern has gripped the nation, particularly Delhi, with folks dying as a result of of lack of remedy, acute scarcity of hospital beds, oxygen and life saving medication and cremation and burial grounds overflowing with our bodies.
“In the midst of such helplessness, our Health Minister claims the situation is better this year compared with last year. I say this with all respect and responsibility that he may have suffered a serious brain injury and if that’s not the case, then he has forgotten the basic values of humanity….Who is responsible for such mismanagement? Since we don’t expect him to take any moral responsibility, he should be dismissed,” she stated at a digital press convention.
The social gathering additionally slammed the Centre for declaring the Central Vista mission as an “essential service” to make sure that building work for the mission together with a brand new Parliament can go on.
“Central Vista-not essential. Central government with a vision-essential,” Mr. Gandhi stated in a tweet.
The Central Vista revamp mission, introduced in September final 12 months, envisages a brand new triangular Parliament constructing with a seating capability for 900 to 1,200 MPs, and is attempting to satisfy the deadline of August, 2022 when the nation celebrates its seventy fifth Independence Day.