Panaji: Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Saturday demanded that government immediately hand over Covid Hospital management to Army in view of the two more deaths reported in the state due the virus infection in the state.
In a statement, he said,” As the Covid death toll now reaches double digit with two Covid deaths in less than 24 hours and disturbing reports coming from the patients as well as the relatives of all those admitted in Covid Hospital at Margao and other Covid Care centres about gross mismanagement, I want to ask Government with heavy heart how many more deaths government needs to show sensitivity towards Covid patients to provide proper, safe and secure food and other facilities?”
He pointed out that he had asked the Prime Minister as well as the Chief Minister as early as in March to form a task force comprising of experts from the Civil Society and Army to handle the Covid pandemic.
“But, government did not pay any attention to it. Atleast now when the Goa government has realised of taking help from Army, it is important not to waste any more time,” he said, adding it was worrying to see the photos of pathetic condition of Covid Hospital going viral.
Stating that time was running out, he said immediate action was neeeded to ensure that all the patients get hygenic and quality food with clean drinking water and were provided with comfortable facilities.
“Goans need action plan on controlling further spread of the Corona Virus and Covid infection,” he said and demanded that government must release white paper on Covid Pandemic in Goa immediately.