Raipur: The Congress government in Chhattisgarh has come under fire from the opposition over allegations of misleading people by showing wrong covid data.
Leader of Opposition Dharamlal Kaushik said that only the government was reducing the number of dead to gain appreciation and the government should take strict action against the ones indulged in issuing wrong medical bulletin. Also, this bulletin was a government document issued by the government, giving false information in it is definitely a criminal act to mislead the public. The entire state is traumatic with corona and the government is not able to control corona effectively. Today, fewer cases are coming due to public awareness. The state government has not made any concerted effort regarding corona.
The opposition has alleged that the state government is hurting people’s trust and sentiments by showing wrong covid data. Besides, the Union Health Minister has also expressed concern over the condition of Chhattisgarh regarding corona.
The medical bulletin was being issued by the department daily from last month including the district wise death data. However, the sad thing is that in the bulletins which have been issued since the last 10-12 days, it is being told that how many deaths have occurred in the last 24 hours. Why the state government trying to hide the death due to Corona and not including them in the report. Were the earlier reports given by officials was wrong or it is the instructions of top officials to hide covid related death data. If the case is true then what action will the government take against the culprits? The credibility of the government has become suspicious due to the issuance of wrong medical bulletin.
If we look at present, Chhattisgarh ranks 14th in the country in total number of infected with corona in the state, while Gujarat has 6.8 crore population, Madhya Pradesh 8.2 crore population and besides Haryana Punjab Jharkhand whose population is more than Chhattisgarh where there is total number of people infected with the virus is comparatively low. Similarly, talking about the active case, the state of Uttar Pradesh is at number seven in the country and Andhra Pradesh with population 5 crores, Telangana with population of 3.7 crores, Tamil Nadu with population of 7 crores and Rajasthan with population of 7 crores and Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar all these have more population than Chhattisgarh, even then there is less active case.
Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh has been ranked 11th in the country in terms of covid deaths. Currently, states with more population than Chhattisgarh including Rajasthan, Haryana, Kerala, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Telangana have fewer death tolls compared to Chhattisgarh.