Uddhav Thackeray has failed to handle the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown issues in Maharashtra
Bengaluru: Has Uddhav Thackeray failed to handle the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown issues in Maharashtra?
Well, a list put out by BJP IT-cell head Amit Malviya exposes the drawbacks of the government in several ways.
Nothing seems to be going right in Maharashtra..— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) May 8, 2020
- poor enforcement of lockdown
- mounting Covid cases
- pathetic handling of migrant workers
- Covid patients forced to exist with corpses
- lynching of Sadhus
- privileged enjoying state patronage
Does the State have a government?
As reported by Republic TV, Maharashtra on Thursday reported 1,216 new coronavirus patients, taking the tally of cases in the state so far to 17,974. This was the second largest single-day jump in the number of cases. The state also reported the deaths of 43 patients, 24 of them in Mumbai, taking the death toll to 694, said a health department official.
Under pressure for handling the issue pathetically, Uddhav Thackeray held an all-party meeting. After the meet, Devendra Fadnavis, former Maharashtra CM had this to say:
"In this meeting, we discussed the COVID-19 situation in Mumbai and Maharashtra. The Sion Hospital video that has surfaced is shocking. We have put forth this issue. Many health workers are testing positive, doctors are coming under pressure. There is no bed management whereby even non-COVID-19 patients are suffering. Contact tracing is an important issue. If we stop testing asymptomatic patients, then it creates huge problems. There is a big difference in the ICMR numbers, BMC, and state numbers. Why is the fudging of data happening? The reporting of COVID-19 figures must happen properly."
As if that was not enough, 14 migrants who slept on the tracks in Aurangabad were run over by a goods train.
Uddhav Thackeray announces Rs 5 lakh as compensation for the dead.
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Last Updated May 8, 2020, 4:42 PM IST