Union minister Santosh Gangwar slams UP Govt Over Covid situation in State

  • | Monday | 10th May, 2021

BAREILLY: Union minister Santosh Gangwar has written an "open letter" to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath highlighting the Covid-19 "mismanagement" and said that senior health officials don`t pick up their phones and oxygen cylinders are being hoarded. “When a patient goes to an L3 hospital, he is told to get a referral from the district hospital. So the patient keeps on running from one place to the other even as his oxygen level continues to fall,” he said.

BAREILLY: Union minister Santosh Gangwar has written an "open letter" to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath highlighting the Covid-19 "mismanagement" and said that senior health officials don`t pick up their phones and oxygen cylinders are being hoarded. “When a patient goes to an L3 hospital, he is told to get a referral from the district hospital. So the patient keeps on running from one place to the other even as his oxygen level continues to fall,” he said.

In the open letter, the minister and Bareilly MP alleged that there was rampant hoarding of oxygen cylinders with many dealers selling it at higher prices. The Union minister also complained that medical equipment like monitors and ventilators were being sold in the market at exorbitant rates.

He urged the chief minister to fix the price of the equipment. Gangwar also requested the state government to provide 50% subsidy to private hospitals for setting up oxygen plants, on the lines of Madhya Pradesh. When contacted, Gangwar told TOI, “Yes I have given a letter to raise issues related to Covid-19 management. But I don’t want to discuss this matter now.”


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