New Delhi [India], May 21 (ANI): Stating that Murshidabad is one of the poorest districts in West Bengal and the condition of people there has become worst due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct funding from PM Cares Fund for setting up of a 500-bed makeshift DRDO Covid Hospital for emergency patients of the district.
He also requested for a Medical Oxygen Concentration plant to be installed at the Murshidabad Medical College.
The Congress leader mentioned that the average income of citizens in the district is below poverty line and they are living in hand to mouth condition.
In a letter written to the Prime Minister today, Chowdhury said, "I have a number of times in the past and reiterate that Murshidabad is one of the poorest districts in West Bengal. The average income of citizens is below poverty line and people are living in hand to mouth condition. Above all, Covid pandemic had made their lives worst."
"At this critical situation, I would urge setting a 500 bed makeshift DRDO Covid Hospital be made available for Covid care of emergency patients of the Murshidabad district like many other states. DRDO is having the expertise," he stated in the letter.
The letter further read, "Second request to the Prime Minister of India is to provide a Medical Oxygen Concentration plant for the benefit of patients at Murshidabad Medical College."
"My sincere request rather demand to the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India to direct funding from "PM Care fund" for the purpose. For and on behalf of the citizens of Murshidabad, I am sending this request to you with great hope and fulfilment," concluded Chowdhury's letter to PM Modi. (ANI)