Karnataka's health infrastructure in a shambles: Siddaramaiah

Alleging that the healthinfrastructure in the state is still in a shambles, Leader ofOpposition in Karnataka Siddaramaiah on Friday urged ChiefMinister B S Yediyurappa and his government to wake up fromslumber and solve issues in this regard.

The former Chief Minister, in a series of tweets, alsorequested the media to highlight the issues dogging healthcare and COVID-19 preparedness of the government.

“Health infra in the state is still in a shambles. Manypeople are frantically looking for ventilators for their dearones but there is no help from BBMP or the Health Dept. It isnot the time to show laxity, @CMofKarnataka should releasedaily bulletin on health infra of our state,” Siddaramaiahtweeted.

Alleging that the state government is under theassumption that the pandemic has ended, and they have to wakeup from slumber and solve health infra issues, he said,”Asymptomatic patients may not be getting admitted to COVID-19 centres and that doesnt mean number of those who needcritical care has reduced. #WakeUpBSY.” Siddaramaiah urged the media to wake the Chief Minister upand the government by highlighting issues regardinghealthcare.

“… When media houses were highlighting COVID-19 issues,the govt was somewhat responding. But now, the govt feelsthat its inefficiency is invisible. Media needs to#WakeUpBSY,” he said in another tweet.

This request from the former Chief Minister to the mediahas come amidst a general opinion that local news channelsduring the last week or so were completely focussing on thedrugs case in the state, party (Congress) sources said.

Private hospitals are still denying admissions to thepatients and they are giving preference to those who havemoney, while sending back poor people, Siddaramaiah allegedwhile he urged the Chief Minister to review the situation andensure best treatment for all sections of society.

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