CHANDIGARH: As COVID-19 instances proceed to surge in Punjab, overwhelming its medical infrastructure, virtually 90 Percent of the 320 ventilators obtained through the PM CARES Fund on the three authorities medical faculties had been discovered faulty and non-functional, against the identical Angad Dutta- Youth Congress president within the metropolis staged a protest urging the Centre to cease taking part in soiled politics to save lots of valuable lives.
“Despite the testing time when the hospitals are already in a dearth of medical equipment, receiving non useful and faulty machines goes to be an one other legal responsibility on the state’s well being help . It will put additional stress on the employees to get them repaired and additional utilizing them with warning” he stated. Moreover, Professional adviser to Punjab’s COVID-19 response and procurement committee, Dr. Rajbahadur have reportedly claimed that, “the ventilators are nonetheless not put to make use of as a result of the anaesthetists will not be assured lest they need to break down at vital instances.
He stated that the Medical College of Patiala obtained 98 ventilators whereas Medical Colleges of Amritsar and Faridkot obtained 109 and 113 respectively nevertheless it was discovered that the one 35 ventilators are operational.
Angad Dutta additional stated “At this important time when the world is reeling beneath a swelling human disaster, Centre shouldn’t play politics and handle the outraging variety of instances within the nation impartially no matter which state is dominated by which get together”. He stated that the Centre is attempting to place undue stress on the Government of Punjab in tackling covid disaster as earlier additionally the state had obtained scant quantity of vaccine doses and oxygen cylinders as in comparison with the neighbouring BJP-ruled state Haryana.
He additional demanded that the Judicial inquiry have to be carried out and the wrong- doers needs to be booked instantly as this issues may end result into lack of human lives.