Union Minister Santosh Gangwar writing a letter to the Utter Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has raised many issues including high oxygen shortage, black marketing of ventilators and other medical equipments in Bareilly, which is the chief minister’s constituency.
His grumblings come scarcely a fortnight after the Chief Minister denied of any oxygen shortage in the state’s hospitals and guaranteed tough punishment, including seizure of property, against individuals “spreading rumours”.
There is a shortage of oxygen in Bareilly, which he addresses in parliament, ventilators and other medical resourced are being sold in the bootleg market. Individuals in the Health division don’t get telephones, making trouble for Covid patients said Gangwar.
The Union minister additionally looked for establishment of oxygen plants be established in the hospitals of Bareilly and the way toward alluding Covid patients to hospital be improved.
On getting ased about the letter, Mr Gangwar told media that the grievances and ideas had come from individuals, and he had just given it to the Chief Minister.
“I think the points they raised were valid and these can be investigated and decided on,” said the Union minister “I think oxygen is just a temporary problem. It will get solved. But there should be no black marketing,” he added.
Yogi Adityanath had as of late declared that there was no lack of oxygen in any Covid hospital of the state, private or government. “Each infected patient needn’t bother with oxygen,” he had told correspondents toward the end of last month, looking for collaboration to spread awareness about this.
At that point, he also requested that authorities make a move under the National Security Act and hold onto the properties of individuals who spread “rumours” and “propaganda”.
Although, the chief minister admitted that hoarding and black marketing were the problems, “which will be tackled with a heavy hand”.
Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had brought him out over his comments.
“Mr. Chief Minister, there is an oxygen emergency in the entire state,” she said by tweeting. “If you want to file a case against me, seize my property, do so. But for God’s sake recognise the seriousness of the situation and get down to saving people’s lives immediately,” she wrote in Hindi.
In last 24 hours, 736 new Covid cases have been reported in Bareilly, of which 6,387 are active ones.