Priyanka concerned over low rate of testing, slow vaccination in U.P.
Future generations received’t forgive you for those who don’t struggle with willpower, she tells CM.
Congress common secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday wrote to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressing concern over low rate of testing and slow tempo of vaccination regardless of exponential rise in COVID-19 circumstances.
While providing 10 ideas to the Uttar Pradesh authorities, she alleged that the true extent of the pandemic will not be popping out as a result of of low testing.
In the three-page letter, the Congress in-charge for U.P. advised the Chief Minister that he’s accountable to the folks in this warfare and if his authorities doesn’t struggle with willpower and all of the sources beneath its command, future generations “will never forgive him”.
“Across the world, the fight against corona rests on four pillars: test, treatment, tracking and vaccination. Testing in U.P. is very low. It is negligible in rural areas. The pace of vaccination is very slow. I have offered some constructive suggestions to the Chief Minister through a letter. Hope he will heed,” Ms. Vadra mentioned on twitter and posted her letter.
In the letter, she raised the difficulty of oxygen and life-saving medicines being offered in black, acute scarcity of hospital beds and the way the Ayushmaan Bharat well being playing cards are being refused by hospitals.
She mentioned whereas the folks with sources are paying three to 4 occasions the value for oxygen, remdesivir and life saving medication, the poor have been left to their very own gadgets.
Ms. Vadra additionally wrote how members of the family of those that died as a result of of COVID-19 are overcharged at cremation grounds and the ready time for an ambulance to hold the useless from a hospital stretches as much as 12 hours as a result of of need of a coupon.
“In every district and village of U.P., numbers are being shown less while people are struggling to arrange wood to burn their dead,’ she alleged.
She said in a State with a population of 23 crore, so far less than a core have been vaccinated and the State government has failed to scale it up.
Ms. Vadra sought a comprehensive financial package for all health and frontline workers, re-opening of all COVID hospitals and care centres with more oxygen beds and deployment of retired medical officers, nursing and paramedical staff.
Oxygen storage facility in each district headquarters, according status of ambulance to oxygen tankers and roping in Aanganwadi and ASHA workers to distribute medical supplies in villages are the other suggestions.
She said while U.P. needs about ₹10,000 crore for its vaccination programme, only ₹40 crore have been allocated. To scale up vaccination on war footing, she asked the U.P. government to explore the possibility of manufacturing vaccines in the Bulandshahr-based Bharat Immunological and Biological Corporation.
“The government should not hide COVID data and make the public aware about cremation grounds through local bodies and ensure 80% of testing is done through RT-PCR. Open new testing centres in villages.”
The Congress chief additionally requested the U.P. authorities to supply money help to all poor and migrant employees who’ve returned residence as a consequence of lockdown, native tax aid and waive off energy and water prices for weavers, craftsmen, small shopkeepers and merchants.