Nagda (Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh): The BJP leaders including union minister Thawarchand Gehlot, district incharge minister Mohan Yadav, Member of Parliament Anil Firoziya have come under scathing attack by as section of residents for doing little to counter the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
Social worker Abhay Chopra said apart from two lakh people in Nagda and Khachrod, residents from 300 nearby villages depend on medical facilities in Nagda. Thousands of people had to go to Indore, Ujjain, Ratlam and Gujarat for treatment during the recent outbreak in Nagda.
The availability of only 50 beds at Bima Covid care centre in Nagda clearly shows negligence of administration and public representatives. He has demanded 200 beds at the centre.
The oxygen will be supplied to only 50 beds through the proposed oxygen plant. “In such a situation, another oxygen plant is needed with 100 oxygen gas cylinders and 100 flow meters. There is a need for 15 doctors, 50 paramedical staff and laboratory equipment but administration has not done anything to fulfil requirements. Administration is not making arrangements to install a CT scan either,” he said.
In a letter sent to district administration, he has demanded installation of a CT scan machine from labour department budget. He has also suggested that local industries can provide fund under Corporate Social Responsibility for the cause.