Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee focused the central authorities over the uncontrolled unfold of Covid-19 in the course of the second wave. She demanded that both Prime Minister Narendra Modi instantly get Covaxin authorised by the World Well being Group (WHO) or recommend a treatment for the recipients of the vaccine who’re dealing with issues for touring overseas.
Terming the BJP as a “big disease for everyone”, Banerjee stated, “People took Covaxin on the suggestion of the Central government and now the latter should take the responsibility of the problems these people are facing. Students who are set to join foreign universities are in deep trouble as Covaxin is not authorised by the WHO yet. What should these students do now? They cannot take another vaccine as they have already taken Covaxin.”
“They did not take Covaxin on their own and now the Centre cannot shy away from its responsibility. Either the Centre should immediately get Covaxin authenticated by the WHO, or else suggest a remedy to this problem. It is for the Government of India to take some initiative. Even Bangladesh and Brazil are facing problems. The problem needs to be sorted out immediately,” Banerjee stated on the state secretariat Nabanna after reviewing the general Covid state of affairs within the state.
When requested to reply to BJP chief J.P. Nadda’s allegation that the opposition is doing politics over the vaccination drive, the Chief Minister stated, “The BJP government is fully responsible for the second wave disaster as it did not take enough measures to combat the wave. How can he say this now? Does he understand that it was because of their negligence that the situation deteriorated? They didn’t allow people to take precaution before the second wave.”
Banerjee additionally stated that the state authorities will do every little thing potential to counter a potential third wave of the pandemic.
“As per experts, children might be the most affected lot in case a third wave breaks out, so we need to ensure the health of mothers so that they are able to keep their children safe. We are taking all the necessary measures to combat a possible third wave,” she stated.
The state authorities has deliberate to have 1,300 paediatric ICUs, 350 SNCUs, and 10,000 common beds for paediatric and ladies sufferers within the authorities hospitals by July. Together with this, infrastructure has been deliberate to cater to the extra demand for oxygen, she stated.
Asserting that the vaccination standing in West Bengal is excellent, Banerjee stated that almost two crore doses have already been administered to the individuals of the state, together with 33 lakh jabs to the super-spreaders.
“We are administering three lakh doses per day and from tomorrow onwards, this figure will go up to four lakhs a day. We had demanded three crore vaccine doses from the Centre, but we did not receive them. Had we got the additional doses, we could have given one lakh doses to the private hospitals. We plan to inoculate 70 lakh more people by July,” she sadi.
Banerjee additionally stated that the bypolls ought to be held because the Covid state of affairs is at present conducive within the state, including that seven days can be sufficient for campaigning.
(With Company Inputs)