Laments centre’s stepmotherly therapy to Punjab on essential provides, says Haryana getting extra
MPs promise to use Mplad funds to arrange oxygen era vegetation within the Punjab govt. Hospital
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Congress MPs from the state to pressurize the Centre to increase provides of Oxygen, tankers, vaccines and important medicines to assist the state authorities successfully battle the lethal second wave of the pandemic.
Exhorting the MPs to push the Government of India to improve the state’s quota of Oxygen and dispatch further tankers on precedence to allow lifting of the total allotted quota of 195 MT on every day foundation, the Chief Minister stated Punjab was being meted out stepmotherly therapy by the Centre within the matter of provides wanted urgently to battle Covid.
Pointing out the chief minister stated that BJP-ruled neigbouring Haryana had acquired an even bigger Oxygen quota and extra tankers than Punjab.
Expressing concern over the problem, the MPs, from each Houses, promised to make the most of their MPLAD funds to arrange Oxygen era vegetation in authorities hospitals, to complement the state authorities’s efforts in tackling the exponential rise in affected person load in Punjab, the place a lot of sufferers are additionally coming from neighbouring states for therapy. Besides scarcity of Oxygen, tankers vaccines and medicines, the state was going through points even on the ventilators entrance, since there was no BEL engineer to set up 108 of the 809 ventilators obtained from the Government of India, stated the Chief Minister.
Captain Amarinder advised the MPs that regardless of the state’s repeated pleas and his private letters to the Prime Minister and the Home Minister for enhance in Oxygen quota for the state by 50 MT, the state was nonetheless battling inadequate Oxygen provide. The 195 MT quota allotted was insufficient for the state to meet its current wants, and even that would not be fully lifted due to scarcity of tankers, he famous, including that the state was at present going through a backlot of 120 MT from close by sources (Dehradun, Panipat, Roorkee). The state of affairs, he stated, was grim was the state was at present managing on a 12 hours provide cycle.
On the vaccination entrance, the MPs expressed concern over the low provides and repeated delays from the Government of India. The Chief Minister stated the state authorities was repeatedly participating with each, the Central Government and the Serum Institute of India, to expedite availability.
The Centre’s apathy in the direction of Punjab was additionally mirrored in the truth that many different states had been given extra vials of Tocilizumab, whose import and distribution was managed by GoI, stated the Chief Minister. The state had sought 650 vials however was given solely 200 within the preliminary phases, which had been distributed to authorities and personal hospitals, he added. Even Remdesivir continued to be in brief provide, as supply of the 50000 vials allotted to the state was extraordinarily gradual, he stated.
The assembly additionally took critical notice of the poor response of central authorities establishments in matter associated to well being and medical infrastructure within the state. In spite of repeated requests, GOI establishments comparable to IISER Mohali by no means gave assist in Covid testing, stated the Chief Minister, including that even AIIMS Bathinda, whose basis stone was laid by the Prime Minister over 5 years in the past, has not been ready to present any essential Covid care. PGI, which was arrange as the primary referral hospital for the area, was principally refusing to take sufferers referred from Punjab (although walk-in sufferers are being taken), and was even conducting fewer checks than Punjab schools.
The MPs expressed concern over the Chief Minister’s disclosure that genome sequence outcomes had not been obtained for the previous one month.
On the problem of phased reopening of retailers from tomorrow, he advised the MPs that DCs and SSPs had been requested to work out preparations after taking stakeholders into confidence.
Those who attended assembly included MP Amritsar Gurjeet Singh Aujla, MP Patiala Preneet Kaur, MP Fatehgarh Sahib Dr. Amar Singh, MP Khadur Sahib Jasbir Singh Gill, MP Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu, MP Jalandhar Santokh Singh Chaudhary, MP Sri Anandpur Sahib Manish Tewari, MP Faridkot Mohd. Sadique in addition to Members Rajya Sabha, Pratap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo and PPCC President Sunil Jakhar.