‘Why only formalities and no treatment’: Rahul Gandhi slams govt efforts to curb black fungus

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, June 01, 2021, 11:58 AM IST
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Amid rising cases of black fungus or Mucormycosis cases in the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the government for not providing proper treatment to patients suffering from the disease.

Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi said: "Government should clarify about the situation of black fungus epidemic, 1. What is being done for Amphotericin B drug shortage? 2. What is the procedure for getting this medicine to the patient? 3. Instead of giving treatment, why is the public getting bogged down in formalities by the government?"

Cases of black fungus across the country have witnessed a significant rise. Karnataka has reported 1,250 cases and 39 related deaths so far. In Madhya Pradesh's Indore city, 39 people died due to the infection. On Friday, two succumbed to the infection in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh's Meerut reported 147 black fungus cases in total, reported ANI.

Rahul Gandhi has been critical of the Modi government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and its vaccine policy.

On Monday, Rahul Gandhi alleged that the central government has a "zero vaccine policy" which is acting as a "dagger in Mother India's heart".

He also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over media reports which claimed that post-COVID the unemployment rate was in double digits in May this year.

"The zero vaccine policy of the Modi government is acting like a dagger in Mother India's heart. Sad truth," Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi.

"One man and his arrogance + One virus and its mutants," he said in another tweet, citing a report that claimed that "97 percent of Indians are poorer post-COVID".

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