Punjab

BJP hits out at Punjab CM, says Centre cannot be blamed for collapsed health services

By Rajan Nath -- April 28, 2021 5:04 pm -- Updated:April 28, 2021 5:10 pm

Amid growing concerns over the coronavirus situation in the state, Punjab BJP President Ashwani Sharma slammed the state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, and said that the total collapse of health services in Punjab cannot be blamed on the Central government.

The news agency ANI quoted Ashwani Sharma as saying, "the management and total collapse of health services cannot be blamed on the central government as the Chief Minister cannot escape the reality of not being equipped to face the crisis."

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Captain Amarinder Singh had a year before the second wave of coronavirus hit, he said.

Slamming the Chief Minister, Sharma said that Captain said that the state does not have the required oxygen. "What was he doing in the last one year?" he asked.

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Adding, he said that the state does not have a single plant where oxygen can be refilled in oxygen tanks.

On Monday, Punjab CM took to Twitter and wrote: "Situation of Oxygen supply in Punjab is extremely critical due to rising Covid-19."

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"Request Union Home Minister Amit Shah Ji and Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan Ji to urgently enhance daily quota and to ensure allotted Liquid Manufacturing Oxygen supplies are released to Punjab," he wrote.

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