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Corona treatment pricing is shocking, says Congress

Mysuru, June 27:- “The fee fixed for the treatment of coronavirus treatment is shocking,” said Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) spokesperson M Lakshman at a press meet held at Mysuru Press Club on Saturday (June 27).

“Rs 10,000 is fixed for general ward per day, Rs 15,000 for isolation ward, Rs 12,000 for oxygen and Rs 25,000. A patient will have to stay in a hospital for 14 days. They will have to pay a bill of Rs 6,58,000. This is a huge burden on the common man, he said.

“State and Central governments have failed in controlling coronavirus pandemic. Responsibility of the government is being transferred on to the shoulders of the public. Where did the money given to PM Cares Fund go? The entire world has to give free treatment to patients according to standard treatment protocol. People have lost their earning because of lockdown. People don’t have money even for food. The government trying to loot the public is not acceptable. The central government has provided only 90 ventilators though the state government demanded 35,000 ventilators. People should understand the reality of the BJP government,” he added.

“Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali claims to have come out with medicine for coronavirus though there is no permission from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Neither the state nor the Centre has taken action Patanjali,” he said.

“The medicine should be tested on animals before human trial. Baba Ramdev is a “BJP agent.” That’s why the central government has not taken any action. Maharashtra government has registered a complaint against him. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa may have taken commission from him,” Lakshman said.

“Fuel prices are sky-rocketing. This is the achievement of the BJP government. Money has come from China for the PM Cares Fund. Government has given tender for the construction of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. 70% of raw materials for medicines are imported from China. Due to the call for prohibition of Chinese products, a lot of companies have stopped functioning. BJP has an understanding with China. We will release details of China contributing to PM Cares Fund,” he added.

Congress city president R Murthy, district president Dr B J Vijay Kumar and others were present. (MR/KS)

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