Chandigarh, April 16
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday demanded that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh give an account of the cash collected within the Punjab CM Covid Relief Fund.
AAP state president and MP Bhagwant Mann additionally sought particulars of the place the funds had been spent to date.
The Punjab Chief Minister Covid Relief Fund was arrange by the state government in March final 12 months for the welfare of individuals in misery because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The cash of the general public can’t be stored secret. Amarinder Singh ought to give an account of the cash collected within the Covid aid fund,” Mann stated in a press release right here.
It has been greater than a 12 months since COVID-19 got here to the nation and even the primary wave of the pandemic has handed however the state government hospitals would not have an enough variety of ventilators but, he claimed.
He additional stated, “To counter the second wave correctly, the variety of beds in hospitals has additionally not been elevated but. When the government has not achieved something, the query arises that what did it do with the crores of rupees collected within the title of Covid aid fund.”
Mann stated the variety of COVID-19 sufferers and the mortality price within the state have been rising however Singh is busy selling himself within the title of illness somewhat than enhancing the well being services.
He additionally alleged that the state government was under-reporting deaths.
“Hundreds of persons are dying on daily basis because of the lack of therapy however the names of all these persons are not being included within the government information. The variety of individuals dying because of the pandemic is many instances larger than what the government is reporting,” he claimed.
On Thursday, Punjab’s COVID-19 tally surged to 2,86,816 with a file day by day excessive of 4,333 recent instances, in line with a medical bulletin.
The demise toll climbed to 7,722 with 51 extra fatalities, the bulletin said. PTI