It seems like the BJD unit in Odisha is not happy with the state’s COVID-19 management. According to the sources, the BJD legislator namely Umakant Samantray is supporting the allegations of the opposition party. The accusations mark the mismanagement in the COVD-19 treatment with the state. The BJD legislator mentioned that the statement government’s initiatives are not completely wrong. However, the authority needs to make some modifications in it. For instance, they should focus on increasing the numbers of beds. In fact, they ought to set up more hospitals for COVID treatment.
Statement of Umakant Samantray
Accepting the allegations of the opponent party, the BJD legislator stated that he agreed with the matter that the numbers of the patients are higher than the available beds. Moreover, Umakant Samantray has even mentioned that non-COVID patients are not really acquiring proper treatment and medications. In addition, he also found the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana cards (BSKY) to be faulty.
The legislator further added that the poor residents are not attaining the facilities of the BSKY cards in private hospitals. It is due to the fact the private healthcare centres denied to accept the card as the Odisha government signed MoU. Mr Samantray claimed to bring the matter into the notice of both the Health Minister and the Chief Minister.
The reaction of the oppositions
The Congress unit within the state expressed his gratitude towards the BJD MLA for confessing the truth. However, Bahuniopati expressed his concern for the political leader, He stated that Samantray might need to face some undesirable consequences for admitting the truth.
The senior BJP representative Mr Jayanarayan Mishra stated that along with Samantray everyone in the state will admit it. He mentioned that the state’s COVID-19 management is a complete failure. Mr Mishra said that there was hardly any toilet facility of the COVID patients at panchayat’s quarantine centres.