PANAJI: Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) has criticized CM Sawant’s statement in which he said that ‘95% of Covid deaths are due to Comorbidities and 5% are because people came late for treatment’.
AAP spokesperson Surel Tilve said, “Pramod bab wants to hide failure of his Government by blaming innocent Goans, if Ambulance services to ferry patients are not there then how will poor patients reach hospital on time? If people are not getting tested in time, how will they be able to get admitted in hospitals at the right time? What is the use of ‘overpriced’ ventilators when your Government is unable to provide them to Serious patients? The very purpose of Ventilators is to provide life support to serious patients. Why don’t you tell the truth which is that you don’t have proper infrastructure to deal with Covid?”
Government needs to build a more transparent system for Goans to know about the available Covid facilities in their area. People are unaware about the number of hospital beds available in their area. Delhi Government solved this efficiently by making all the data transparent through an app. Goa Government then should also start providing hospital beds status on a real time basis locality wise. Least they can do is to publish it in the daily health bulletin. Also, it is appalling that the number of Covid ambulances have just not increased despite the Health Minister assuring the same on the 5th of july. It has now been 2 months and the people of Goa are still scrambling for ambulances. People have to wait for 10 hours. While Mr Sawant was critical of Goans reaching late to the hospitals, he should tell people how many ambulances are available in their area.
“We submitted a letter to CM Sawant 2 months ago in which we have highlighted the success story of Delhi Model. We wanted to help Goa Government with best practices but CM Sawant was too arrogant. While Goa has only approximately 1000 Hospital beds, I am saying ‘approximately’ because Government has kept us in dark about the infrastructural facility till now, Delhi has more than 15000 hospital beds and each hospital displaying availability of ICU and ventilators beds. This has helped Delhites to stay assured and remove the fear of Covid from their mind. On the other hand, Goans are living in fear just because Government is hiding things”, Said Surel Tilve.
The most important thing is to increase Testing. It is shocking to see that while the Corona graph is increasing, the number of testing is still stagnant between 1500-2000 tests a day. AAP’s Delhi Govt have ramped up its testing facility to 50000+ tests per day. Why can’t we increase to minimum 5000 per day in Goa so that tracing and isolating suspects will be easier and that will help stop the rapid spread. There should be an arrangement of Mobile testing vans for remote areas. People in remote areas have to struggle to get themselves tested.
We also need to end this ridiculous practice of keeping most of the testing centers closed on Sunday. Corona does not take a day off unlike the health minister. These centers should be functional given the spread of the pandemic.
“Yesterday’s Home Isolation kit launch was more of a publicity stunt, How can you do a publicity stunt on something which should have been done months ago? The entire Home isolation system has no protocol whatsoever, IMA was forced to terminate its services, they have made a long list of suggestions, no response from CM Sawant or health Minister V S Rane, Why? Their silence on IMA’s discontinuation says a lot. It tells us that Covid management has totally failed in Goa. It is all about the leadership, Delhi under Arvind Kejriwal’s leadership has shown the way that how different stakeholders have played a vital role in managing Covid, people from all walks of life came forward to support Government only because they believed in Arvind ji’s leadership” Said Surel Tilve.