To date, 2840 Goans die due to Covid. Although these numbers are officially declared by the failed Government, We demand that Judicial Inquiry must be ordered into the total deaths which have taken place in Goa since March 2020 and overall handling of Covid Pandemic by the government demanded Congress General Secretary Amarnath Panjikar in a press conference held at Congress House today.
Chief Minister must step down immediately to pave way for an impartial judicial inquiry. We also demand that the Expert Committee constituted by the Health Minister must be scrapped with immediate effect said Amarnath Panjikar.
We demand that Health Minister Vishwajit Rane must apologize to the people of Goa and the Congress Party on the Ivermectin prophylaxis treatment scam.
Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress president Beena S. Naik, Youth Congress president Adv. Varad Mardolkar, Seva Dal Chief Shankar Kirlaparkar were also present for the press conference.
The conflicting figures of Covid positive patients, as well as the repeated goof-ups in reporting Covid deaths, Deliberate use of Ivermectin tablets against World Health Organisation guidelines, have now exposed that the BJP Government completely failed in handling Covid Pandemic and converted Goa into Covid Destination by pushing Goans into Covid death trap. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane converted Goa into a “Testing Laboratory” and used Goans as “Guinea Pigs” charged Amarnath Panjikar.
How can Government now admit that 67 deaths in private hospitals remained unreported for a long period of nine months from 5th August 2020 to 22nd May 2021 questioned Amarnath Panjikar.
BJP Government tried to manipulate figures of Covid positivity as well as deaths to create an artificial feeling of “Acche Din” to push their mission of “Show must go on”; thus allowing Ministers as well as Party Functionaries to make fortunes from “Business of Sickness” Amarnath Panjikar stated.
The withdrawal of Ivermectin treatment by Union Health Ministry is a slap on the face of Health Minister Vishwajit Rane. Congress Party had objected on day one for use of the said tablets without clinical trials, but both Chief Minister and Health Minister pushed them indluging in Rs.22.50 crores scam mentioned Amarnath Panjikar.
We demand that strict action must be taken against all those so-called experts who advised Government to stop oxygen supply to patients and send oxygen cylinders to Sindhadurg, use Ivermectin tablets as prophylaxis treatment, provide non-functional oxymeters in Home Isolation Kits stated Amarnath Panjikar.
It is sad to note that the corrupt BJP Government failed to commission the Oxygen Plant at Goa Medical College till date despite hundreds of patients dying due to shortage of oxygen. This act exposes the insensitivity of this Government. This government has demolished hundreds of families, with innocent Goan’s losing their close family members shattering their dreams. There is no pardon for the criminal sins of BJP stated Mahila Congress president Beena Naik.
It is only after consistent demand from the Congress Party that the Prime Minister today woke up from his slumber to announce on vaccination. We hope that his new annoucement will not turn out to be another Jumla Beena Naik said.
How can private hospitals manage to get vaccines from different manufacturers, when Goa Government is struggling to procure adequate stock of vaccines questioned Varad Mardolkar.
We demand that Chief Minister must declare the data of all the families to whom the government has released till date of the total compensation of Rs.6 lakhs comprising of Rs.4 lakhs announced by the Prime Minister and Rs.2 lakhs by the State Government. We demand that the said compensation must be released immediately and unconditionally stated Youth Congress president Adv. Varad Mardolkar.
Congress Party tried to reach out to the needy people in Goa without making any publicity. BJP Government, as well as the its Party Functionaries, were all the time busy in celebrating events when entire State was passing through critical times and mourning deaths of patients said Seva Dal Chief Shankar Kirlaparkar.
We honestly appeal to people of Goa to memorise the misdeeds of this corrupt, insensitive and irresponsible government and teach them a lesson in the forthcoming elections said all the leaders of the Congress Party.