Maharashtra govt should explain about no response to COVID-19 vaccines tenders, demands BJP

Ravikiran DeshmukhUpdated: Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 09:42 PM IST
article-image
Uddhav Thackeray | Twitter/@OfficeofUT

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded the state government should explain why the tendering process of vaccine purchase has received no response. Has the process stuck on the issue of percentage, asked the party sarcastically on Wednesday.

The state government is already caught in a controversy over the issue of percentage and people have doubts over the vaccine purchase, BJP state spokesman Keshav Upadhye said.

The announcement of global bids was made by deputy CM Ajit Pawar in the first week of April with the powers of negotiations given to a committee headed by state chief secretary. The tenders were also published in newspapers thereafter but even after a month has passed it has received no response. Questions over the state's credibility are already being raised after the Waze episode. Now doubts are being raised if the tendering process of vaccines was held up due to similar reasons, Upadhye said, demanding explanation by the state government with an assurance of transparency.

Raising the issue of treatment for Mucormycosis, the BJP spokesman said the government should bear the cost of treatment up to Rs five lakh and also fix the cost of treatment in private hospitals and action against those hospitals who are charging hefty amounts.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

5th Test: Cheteshwar Pujara scores gritty 50 as India reach 125-3 against England on Day 3 to lead...

5th Test: Cheteshwar Pujara scores gritty 50 as India reach 125-3 against England on Day 3 to lead...

Warm-up match: All-round Harshal Patel stars in India's 10-run victory over Northamptonshire

Warm-up match: All-round Harshal Patel stars in India's 10-run victory over Northamptonshire

Mumbai: Wife gets anticipatory bail in cash-for-job scam

Mumbai: Wife gets anticipatory bail in cash-for-job scam

Speaker’s Election: Ruling & Opposition members take dig against each other

Speaker’s Election: Ruling & Opposition members take dig against each other

ED summons former Mumbai CP Sanjay Pandey in connection with NSE co-location scam

ED summons former Mumbai CP Sanjay Pandey in connection with NSE co-location scam