Mandsaur: President of Mandsaur unit of Congress and ex-MLA Navkrishna Patil accused the state government of hiding actual figure of corona deaths and its failure to announce relief.
Claiming that the government was giving fake account of deaths, he claimed that at least 20 to 25 cremations were being performed in Mandsaur alone. He said that though these people had died of corona, there was no mention of the disease in their death certificates. “Instead, the certificates cite heart attack or kidney failure as the cause of death,” he claimed.
Stating that no post-mortem was conducted on these bodies he asked the administration to explain the basis on which these deaths were being attributed to heart attack, kidney failure or any other such ailment.
He also attributed the reduction in corona cases in district to the use of rapid antigen kits instead of RT PCR test. He termed the situation in rural areas as matter of major concern.
He also dismissed claim of free treatment of Ayushman Card holders in private hospitals. Poor people are not getting treatment through Ayushman card throughout the state, he claimed and said that these patients are being denied treatment on the pretext of absence of beds.
He asked administration to take account of all deaths in private hospitals, government hospitals or at home during the course of treatment required on the basis of CT scan and rapid test and warned of agitation.