Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) Chief Ajay Kumar Lallu on Sunday attacked the Yogi Adityanath-led government as it recorded its highest single-day spike of 3,260 fresh COVID-19 cases.
Speaking to the media, Ajay Kumar Lallu said, “The Covid-19 situation is getting worse day by day in the state but the government refuses to acknowledge the alarming situation. There is a huge shortage of beds in hospitals across the state including in Lucknow to treat corona patients, who are being forced to run from pillar to post for medical help.”
Questioning the state of hospitals in the state, the UPCC chief said that apart from increasing the quality of hospital conditions, there is also a need to ramp up testing.
“The state capital Lucknow itself reported over 5,000 Covid-19 cases, however the city has only four hospitals for treatment. There are 400 beds for infected patients in Era Medical College, 100 beds in Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, 200 in PGI and 200 beds in KGMU, which is insufficient to treat the rising number of cases. One can only imagine the situation in other parts of the state,” Lallu said.
In a sharp attack to the BJP government, he said there is “complete chaos” due to unsanitary and untreated conditions inside hospitals which includes water seepage, lack of food arrangements and lack of medicines.
“While the Chief Minister is busy handling the media, people are more scared of arrangements made by the government due to the poor condition of hospitals and quarantine conditions,” he said.
According to the data by the Uttar Pradesh Health Department, 3,260 new cases of infection were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 patients in the state to 66k mark in the state. Of these, 41,641 patients have fully recovered after treatment and they have been discharged from the hospital. A total of 23,921 active cases were registered with most of these patients reported to be receiving treatment in hospital while some are in home quarantine.