Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Rahul attacks PM, says there are no tests, oxygen or beds in hospitals


NEW DELHI: Calling the ‘Tika Utsav' (vaccinatio­n festival) a ‘sham', former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Thursday questioned the government on the use of PM-CARES fund in tackling the second wave. Gandhi alleged that neither testing was being done nor hospital beds, ventilator­s and oxygen were available. “There are no tests or beds in hospitals. There are no ventilator­s or oxygen. The vaccine is also not there. But there is a sham of a festival. PM-CARES?” he asked.

Gandhi has been critical of the government's handling of the second wave and had written to the Prime Minister on April 8, asking the government to open up vaccinatio­n to “whoever needs it”.

To scale up vaccinatio­n efforts, Gandhi suggested that the government provide necessary resources to vaccine suppliers to increase manufactur­ing capacity, fast track approval of other vaccines as per norms and guidelines and open up vaccinatio­n to everyone who needs it.

The Congress leader renewed attack after India reported highest single-day rise of 2,00,739 Covid-19 infections and 1,038 deaths on Thursday.

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