In an exclusive interview with ANI on April 21, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit at Centre for not executing proper planning to fight with second wave of COVID-19 and called it "government's failure." She also said that the government had time to tackle the situation but they ignored it.
She said, "India's production capacity for oxygen is one of the largest in world.
Then why is there a shortage?
You had 8-9 months (between first and second wave), your own Sero-surveys indicated that a second wave is imminent, you ignored it.
You had time.
Today, only 2000 trucks in India can transport oxygen.
How tragic it is that oxygen is available but it's not reaching where it should.
1.1 million Remdesivir injections were exported in last 6 months.
Today, we're facing shortage." She further said, "Government exported 6 crores vaccines between Jan-March.
During this time 3-4 crores Indians were vaccinated.
Why were Indians not prioritised?
Vaccine shortage is due to bad planning, Remdesivir shortage due to no planning, oxygen shortage due to no strategy.
Former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis lambasted on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and said that the Congress and Gandhi family want to create an atmosphere of negativity. He also asked Priyanka Gandhi that if she ever discussed COVID related issues with government in Maharashtra where 38 to 40% of total COVID deaths are in Congress ruled Maharashtra.
BJP and Congress are involved in a fierce war of words over the Covid situation in the country. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said that the Prime Minister should understand that constructive criticism is good in a democracy and urged him to listen to suggestions being given by opposition leaders. Priyanka said that opposition is giving suggestions as there are certain things that the government has not done and it is their duty to bring it to light. BJP leader Sambit Patra hit back saying that the Gandhis are trying to play politics over the issue. Watch the full video for all the details.
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BJP leader Sambit Patra on April 21 said that Gandhi family is doing politics when things shouldn't be politicised amid pandemic. "When things shouldn't be politicised, Congress, especially Gandhi family is doing politics. Priyanka Gandhi gave interview and Rahul Gandhi tweeted. Nation is watching how they're criticising and it'll give them reply. Arrogance of Gandhi family is being reflected. Congress party is trying to sell its failed product yet again and seeing the pandemic as an opportunity for the same," said Sambit Patra.
Delhi govt to give free ration and extend financial help to those hit by Covid lockdown. CM Kejriwal said govt will give free ration for two months to all ration card holders. Kejriwal said govt will extend financial help of Rs 5,000 to auto-rickshaw & taxi drivers. “Delhi govt will give free ration for two months to 72 lakh ration card holders. This does not mean that the lockdown will continue for two months. Decision has been taken to help those going through financial crisis. Govt will extend financial help of Rs 5,000 to auto-rickshaw & taxi drivers. Last year too, we had helped more than 1.5 lakh such drivers in Delhi,” he said. Delhi is under lockdown till May 10 due to a steep surge in number of Covid cases.
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In a video that went viral, a man was heard talking about prices of injections to a journalist and he mistakenly called the injection Remdesivir as Remo D'Souza. This was how the director reacted.
#Remdesivir #RemoDSouza #FunnyVideo
Noida police arrested 7 people for black marketing of Remdesivir injection, which is an antiviral drug that is being used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Amid the COVID crisis, its high demand has led to medicine's black marketing. 9 vials with wrapper of Remdesivir has been recovered, ideally the medicine within the injection is used for treating pneumonia. In past few days, several people have been arrested in parts of country for Remdesivir injection's black marketing.