Congress wants Karnataka HM to resign following Chamarajanagar hospital deaths
(Sourced from PTI)
The Congress on Monday demanded the resignation of Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar after the death of 24 patients at a hospital in the Chamarajanagar district of the state due to an alleged oxygen shortage. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asked how much more will people suffer before the system wakes up. Here are more details on this.
Died or Killed?— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 3, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to their families.
How much more suffering before the ‘system’ wakes up? pic.twitter.com/JrfZbIo7zm
"Died or Killed? My heartfelt condolences to their families. How much more suffering before the 'system' wakes up," he asked on Twitter. As many as 24 patients including 23 suffering from COVID-19 died due to an alleged oxygen shortage in the district hospital, officials said.
Gandhi also lashed out at the Central government over the COVID-19 vaccination drive's pace and alleged policy paralysis on its part, a charge that the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government faced from the BJP. "A policy paralyzed GOI cannot secure victory over the virus. Face it. Don't fake it," Gandhi tweeted, sharing a media report that the Centre is yet to place fresh vaccine order.
A policy paralysed GOI cannot secure victory over the virus.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 3, 2021
Face it. Don’t fake it. pic.twitter.com/JuWTDwOezn
Congress general secretary Randeep Surjewala also hit out at the YS Yediyurappa government for the death of patients at the hospital due to lack of oxygen. "This is murder by designed negligence of Yediyurappa Government! Health Minister must resign," he said. "Will CM Yediyurappa ji own moral responsibility for the deaths," Surjewala also asked.
Karnataka's COVID-19 tally crossed the 16 lakh mark on Sunday following 37,733 fresh infections, the health department said. According to the health bulletin, the state's COVID tally stood at 16,01,865 whereas there are 4,21,436 active cases. As many as 11,64,398 people were discharged cumulatively including 21,149 on Sunday in the state, as reported by The Indian Express.