Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed his shock at the deaths of 11 patients at RUIA hospital in Tirupati and ordered an ex gratia of £ 10 to the relatives of the patients who reportedly died from inadequate oxygenation to pay.
During the weekly Spandana review with Collectors, Mr. Jagan said in an emotional tone, “These are difficult times and even on Monday we had to bring six empty oxygen tanks to Odisha to fill them up and bring them back to Gannavaram. These are the times we live in, and even when we make a consolidated effort, some things are out of our hands. These are test times and I urge collectors not to be discouraged into being more vigilant and more humane. We should approach these issues in a much more sympathetic manner. “
The prime minister announced that only about 10% of the people in the county have been vaccinated. “The production capacity of the Serum Institute of India is approximately 6 crore doses per month and the capacity of Bharat Biotech is approximately one crore dose per month. Of the 172 crore doses targeted across the country, we barely managed to vaccinate 17 crore. This is the scenario we are facing and it is unfortunate that the opposition decided to criticize our government for vaccination when they knew that all vaccination is controlled by the central government, ”Jagan said.
The Prime Minister took a firm stand against the opposition and part of the media, saying it was regrettable that the opposition had decided to criticize the government. “Everyone knew we spent over £ 85,000 on welfare alone. Can’t we just spend £ 1,600 to buy a vaccine? Isn’t it unfair for the opposition parties to target us? I can proudly say that we are the best among states that provide high quality medical care to COVID patients, ”said Jagan, urging collectors to focus on improving the quality of 104 services.