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TRS govt expands COVID treatment to Pvt hospitals only after Ministers, MLAs infected : BJP

Hyderabad, Jun 30 (UNI) Telangana BJP unit on Tuesday said that the TRS government has expanded COVID-19 treatment to private hospitals just recently, only after its Ministers and MLAs started contracting the deadly pandemic.
It's a plain opportunistic policy decision, party Chief Spokesperson K Krishna Saagar Rao said.
In a statement here, Mr Rao said, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has not paid heed to BJP's consistent demand to expand and broaden testing and treatment of COVID-19 across all the district government hospitals and private hospitals in the state, till the disease impacted his own party leaders.
It is clear that the TRS government is working only in its self interest and not in the interest of the common and poor people of the state, he said.
Mr Rao said that the BJP also wished to question Health Minister Etela Rajender, why his party leaders, MLA's and recently State Home Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali got admitted into private hospitals, instead of Gandhi Hospital ?
Going by the Health Minister's statements, Gandhi Hospital provides unparalleled COVID-19 treatment, and no one should complain about the deficiencies. If his statements are true, why is this duplicity and double standards ?
Mr Rao also strongly condemned the irresponsible statements by Mr Rajender on a COVID-19 patient Ravi Kumar who has recorded a video on the reasons for his dire situation before his unfortunate death in the chest hospital.
Instead of taking action on those who removed Ravi Kumar from the respiratory support system which caused his death, the Health Minister brazenly attacked the young man, who died due to negligence and lack of sufficient medical equipment in the hospital, for having shot the video, the BJP leader said.
“BJP feels, this kind of heartless, uncouth and irresponsible behaviour is unacceptable in these challenging times of public health crisis.
BJP demands an apology from Mr Rajender to the family of Ravi Kumar and a departmental investigation into the medical negligence leading to his death”, the chief spokesperson added.
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