“There’s lots widespread between PM Cares ventilators and the PM himself: an excessive amount of false PR, do not do their respective jobs and nowhere in sight when wanted,” he stated in a tweet.
There’s lots widespread between PMCares ventilator and the PM himself:- an excessive amount of false PR- don’t do their respectiv… https://t.co/seVl1mlwEU
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1621229481000
His remarks got here two days after Modi ordered an “immediate” audit of set up and operation of ventilators offered by the central authorities.
This comes in opposition to the backdrop of studies about ventilators equipped underneath Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund mendacity unutilised in some states, whilst Covid-19 sufferers are gasping for breath resulting from medical oxygen scarcity.
According to the federal government, PM CARES Fund has allotted Rs 2,000 crore for supplying 50,000 ventilators in government-run covid hospitals in states and Union territories.
“The Prime Minister took serious note of some reports about ventilators lying unutilized in storage in some states and directed that an immediate audit of installation and operation of ventilators provided by the central government should be carried out. The Prime Minister added that refresher training for properly operating ventilators should be provided to healthcare workers if necessary,” the assertion issued on Saturday stated.