The Gujarat state Congress has asked the AMC commissioner to turn its office into a COVID care centre. Gujarat Congress chief Amit Chavda Chavda has written a letter to AMC Commissioner Mukesh Kumar seeking that the party’s headquarters in Paldi be turned into a 50-bed COVID care centre.
In the letter, the party said it will provide the beds, nursing, and other paramedical staff for the facility.
In the letter, Chavda highlighted the surging COVID cases in the city and how patients are facing a shortage of beds, oxygen, and medicine. It said as part of its efforts to help the people, Congress would like to turn its office into a 50-bed COVID facility.
Congress criticises BJP’s COVID handling
Earlier, Congress leader Paresh Dhanani had through his lawyer Anand Yagcr nik filed a petition in the high court against the purchase of Remdesivi injection by the BJP chief CR Patil in violation of established norms.
Patil’s move had drawn sharp criticism from Congress which said he should be arrested for alleged illegal procurement and storage of the medicine.
Congress leaders led by its chief Amit Chavda had also met Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat seeking action against Patil for flouting norms. Later Chavda questioned as to how Patil, who does not have the mandatory licence to procure the critical drug, managed to get 5,000 Remdesivir injections.
The Gujarat High Court had also expressed its displeasure on the Gujarat government for its handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Notably, the high court had on Sunday took suo motu cognizance of the difficulties faced by virus-infected patients and their relatives based on media reports.
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