Govt not prepared to deal with pandemic: TPCC

TPCC Covid-19 Task Force observed that there was shortage of equipment, staff and budget required to provide even minimum standards of health services in Nizamabad govt hospital

By Author  |  Published: 14th Jul 2020  9:55 pm

Hyderabad: TPCC Covid-19 Task Force chairman Marri Shashidhar Reddy has termed the resignation of the Superintendent of Nizamabad hospital Dr M Nageshwar Rao as unfortunate. In a statement here on Tuesday, he said that the doctor was made a scapegoat to cover up State government’s lack of commitment to tackle the pandemic.

The Task Force observed that there was shortage of equipment, staff and budget required to provide even minimum standards of health services that is expected from a district hospital. “The episode of a body transported in an auto exposed the total lack of preparedness to deal with the increasing demand.” Shashidhar Reddy said.

He further said the State government had miserably failed to prevent the rapid spread of the virus. It had also failed to provide necessary medical infrastructure and facilities, he added.
He alleged that the interest shown by the ruling party leadership in other things is conspicuous by its absence in improving medical facilities in the district during Covid days.

“We make a strong demand that immediate steps should be taken to improve the facilities there,” he said.


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