Chattisgarh under Congress CM Bhupesh Baghel ranks among one of the worst-performing states as the second wave of the Chinese Virus pandemic is creating havoc across the country. Only recently, the Centre had released data analysis indicating that the states of Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra where Congress is the ruling party or part of the ruling coalition have been categorized as “cause of maximum concern”.
While Nehru family loyalist Bhupesh Baghel who has been embroiled in numerous corruption cases was campaigning in Assam at a time when his state is reeling under Covid, VIP culture in the state is proving to be fatal for ordinary citizens of Chhattisgarh.
The mother of a CIMS staff admitted in the hospital died on Wednesday 21 April, 2020 as she couldn’t get a ventilator. CIMS fourth category worker Jitendra Dubey’s mother had been admitted to the hospital and was in need of ventilator. However, Dubey alleged that as the ventilator was reserved for Congress MLA Shailesh Pandey, his mother couldn’t get the same leading to her death.
Similarly, Corona Warrior Lab Technician Om Prakash Chauhan of Raipur Medical College Hospital, also known as Ambedkar Hospital, died on the stretcher outside of the hospital where he worked. As per available information, Chauhan became infected with the Chinese Virus during the course of his duty. As no beds were available at Ambedkar Hospital, Chauhan was taken to a private hospital.
As his health condition deteriorated, Chauhan’s brother Vivek approached Ambedkar Hospital authorities asking for help and was assured that ventilator would be provided to Chauhan. However, when Vivek brought his brother to the hospital, the doctor informed him that no ventilator was available. For an entire hour, Vivek kept running from floor to floor and chamber to chamber and in the meanwhile, his brother Om Prakash breathed his last while lying on the stretcher in the hospital where he had worked.
Vivek’s ordeal didn’t end here and he was informed by the hospital authorities that they couldn’t issue a death certificate as Om Prakash hadn’t been admitted in the hospital. Furthermore, they also said that as Chauhan was a contractual employee he wasn’t eligible for compensation either. The reply of the hospital where Chauhan worked in Covid duty even though he hadn’t received his salary for three months was truly heartbreaking for Vivek.
The Baghel government hasn’t renewed the INR 50 lakhs insurance cover for Corona Warriors who become afflicted with the virus. As the insurance contract was only till March even this amount can’t be claimed now. As per one of the doctors on Covid duty while states like Gujarat have been paying an incentive of INR 20,000 every month to their Corona Warriors, in Chhatisgarh staff like Om Prakash have been doing their Covid duty without receiving salary for months together.
Congress leadership including Nehru family scion Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Vadra and their loyal sycophants like Manmohan Singh, Shashi Tharoor and others keep pointing fingers at BJP-ruled states and PM Modi while their CMs like Bhupesh Baghel indulge in corruption and gross negligence. Baghel, Amrinder Singh and Congress ally Uddhav Thackeray are the worst-performing CMs along with Delhi’s Kejriwal.
May be it is time for Manmohan to write a letter to them advising on how to deal with the pandemic and ramp up health facilities instead of advising the PM. Congress leadership needs to be reminded that Baghel has got away with both corruption and incompetence.
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