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Amarinder has been laggard in combating covid, blaming centre for cheap politics :- Chugh

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | April 13, 2021 06:38 PM

CHANDIGARH: BJP National General Secretary Tarun Chugh has said that the Punjab government has failed to discharge its duty of giving a push to the vaccination drive.

In a statement, he said that the Amarinder Singh government took no timely measures to fight the pandemic and rather played cheap politics in the name of the pandemic by blaming the Centre.

Chugh said supplies of the vaccine was far too adequate in all the states in the country, including Punjab. "It is poor administration of the Punjab government that has caused the rampant spread of Covid in the state", he said.

Pointing out the finding of the Central team that visited Punjab to assess the situation Chugh said in many districts including Patiala and Ludhiana the vaccinating of people had been very poor even as there were no dedicated hospitals to treat corona patients in districts like Roopnagar and SAS Nagar. The RTPCR test laboratories were not working in Roopnagar where the shortage of medical staff has been glaring following which even ventilators were not being put to use.

"All this reflected that the Amarinder government has failed terribly in addressing the pandemic seriously and has been instead blaming the Centre as an escape route, " Chugh added.

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