Tribune News Service
Kurukshetra, May 12
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala on Tuesday slammed the BJP-JJP government and said it was missing in action.
He was speaking to mediapersons at the residence of Congress leader Ashok Arora in Kurukshetra. Surjewala said: “As per the state data, as many as 5,766 people died of Covid till Monday, but the actual figures are much higher than what the government has been showing. For the first time, tokens are being issued for cremation. People are dying due to the non-availability of beds, oxygen and medicines. The BJP government has turned the Covid-19 crisis into an opportunity.”
He had reached Kurukshetra to distribute PPE kits, sanitisers and sodium hypochlorite in hospitals and clinics. Surjewala alleged that oxygen was not being provided to non-Covid patients in hospitals. “Life-saving drugs are not available in the market while liquor is easily available.”
The Congress leader said soon a ‘Charlie Tornado’ machine and sodium hypochlorite for sanitisation would be sent to Kurukshetra city. A free oxygen help service will also be launched in the district by the Congress and the facilities will be monitored by Arora.