Goa Congress has announced that it will file a criminal complaint against Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Viswajit Rane Following the deaths of patients at Goa Medical College & Hospital due to lack of oxygen
As per the official press statement, released by the Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar the candid admission by Goa’s BJP government before the High Court of Bombay at Goa that there is a substantial deficit of Oxygen supply shows that it is irresponsible and insensitive.
Chodankar said that patients dying due to insufficient supply of oxygen are nothing but cold-blooded murder of COVID patients by CM and HM.
“If health minister admits on camera that he was aware that patients were dying between 2-6 AM on a daily basis and that the death toll in Goa would be around 200-300 per day, why did he not act upon it and ensure that such a calamity is averted. What action had the CM and HM specifically taken to stop COVID deaths regularly between 2 AM and 6 AM?” Chodankar was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.
The Goa Congress president said that the Congress party is going to file a criminal complaint against both for culpable homicide. He said, “What the duo (Pramod Sawant and Vishwajit Rane) has committed is more horrific than a genocide. They overlooked these deaths on a regular interval and deserve treatment only fit for criminals,”
He added that the Goa Congress hopes that the HC will order an impartial inquiry by a retired High Court Judge to ascertain the truth.
In the press statement, Chodankar stated that BJP Government in Goa has made a “Business from peoples’ sickness” since the COVID pandemic outbreak in India which PM Modi calls ‘Aapda mein avsar’ (opportunity in crisis).
“For the CM and HM, the ‘aapda mein avsar’ was in fact only the commission which they were eying for, from the purchase of crores of Ivermectin tablets, which have been mysteriously made a part of the COVID protocol in Goa. The focus of the CM and HM on this commission which runs into crores of rupees was one of the key reasons why the government collectively failed to prevent people from dying due to oxygen shortage,” he said.