Congress claims that COVID-19 management system in Goa has collapsed

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Panaji: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee President Girish Chodankar on Tuesday alleged that entire COVID-19 management system in the coastal state has collapsed.

In a media statement released here, Chodankar said alleged that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane were busy scoring brownie points against each other.

Chodankar said that the COVID-19 pandemic situation is worsening every passing day in the State and all the hospital beds are getting full with hospitalization required for the infected patients.

“The patients are put on the floors, stretchers and even on the wheel-chairs due to absence of beds,” he said, referring to the situation in COVID-19 hospitals.

“The entire system has collapsed. People are suffering. Government is clueless and has no plan of action in place,” he alleged.

Chodankar said that the patients are left to die as “the insensitive BJP Government failed to create adequate medical facilities in last one year despite knowing that second wave of Coronavirus may hit anytime.”

The Congress leader said that the staff in all the hospitals including Goa Medical College (near Panaji), South District Hospital (Margao) and North District Hospital (Mapusa) are working beyond their capacity.

“The situation is almost same in private hospitals,” he said.

Congress party has launched its COVID-19 control room, Chodankar said adding that the helpline of the room is “getting calls every minute asking for help.” “We are struggling as there are no beds available and no mechanism put in place by the Government to give information to public on Covid handling and management,” he added.

 

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