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Kamat asks govt to release daily stock reports of oxygen, Covid medicines, vaccines & postpone SSC,HSSC Exmas

Margao: Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Sunday urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to release daily stock reports of availability of medical oxygen, medicines like Remdesivir and Covid vaccines to avoid fear and panic in the minds of people.

In a statement, he said,’With rising Covid Cases in Goa, it is important that government must keep the people updated on its preparedness. I urge Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant to release Daily Stock Reports of availability of Medical Oxygen, Medicines like Remdesivir and Covid Vaccines to avoid Fear & Panic in the minds of people.’

Demanding that government must listen to the voice of students and postpone the SSC and HSSC Examinations, Mr Kamat said, ‘There are reports of shortage of oxygen as well as medicines to treat Covid patients in Goa. It is the responsibility of the Government that adequate stocks are maintained to take care of any emergency. Government needs to show complete transparency about its plan of action to handle the current Covid situation.’

He said the vaccination drive must be carried after taking all MLA’s and other elected representatives into confidence and government should not politicise the Vaccination and maintain fairness with all.

‘It is important that the Government initiates some pro-active steps to control the influx of people from other States. The priority of Government should be “Health is Wealth” and not the other way round. The confusion created by the government with its decision to hold Offline Exams of SSC and HSSC is a result of the failure of the Goa Government to prepare Academic Action Plan even after one year of breakdown of Covid Pandemic. I had time and again urged the government to make use of Intranet Optic Fibre Cable Network to streamline Online Education. Unfortunately, the Government did not pay attention to our suggestion which has now compelled Government to ask students to appear physically for the examinations risking their health,’ Mr Kamat said.

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