- Jul 12, 2014
You might want to read upon roles & responsibilities of Central & state govts when it comes to health.1. Health ministry was caught napping. Those wankers banned export of PPE and other equipment but refused to give specifications to Indian manufacturers. We depended on WHO, a foreign entity. Which sensible country governing over 1.3 billion people would outsource its national health policy to the WHO which was called out for being a Chinese puppet. Then they floated tenders for procurement and imported PPE suits from China. Like WTF?
The Health Ministry and its affiliates were in comatose till end of March. ICMR was hallucinating on a different tangent altogether. It still is. They had three months to prepare from January till end of March. Very little moved.
The movement of people from Maharasthra and Gujarat post lifting of Lockdown 1 was what led to a massive rise in cases. Regardless, even now, there is no standard treatment protocol on how to deal with ARDS or cytokine storm in Covid patients. Most hospitals and doctors simply shut the doors on patients exhibiting these symptoms which usually happens among patients with comorbidities.
Was this plandemic meticulously planned by detractors of Modi? Don't know but it definitely reeks of it.
2. Modi brought the axe on his own feet by imposing a downright stupid nationwide lockdown. It pushed people and state govt's into penury. Scores of folks in my neighborhood tested positive for covid in Bangalore and remained asymptomatic throughout their so called treatment. Hospitals made money, Govt. bodies got money from centre.
If Modi has half a brain left, he should immediately lift the lockdown and ensure there are adequate facilities available for serious covid patients. Ensure people wear masks and maintain some kind of social distancing.
The testing kits have thrown a ton of false positives. Don't understand how covid positive patients were forcefully discharged from hospitals within three days and told to go home in Bangalore though they wanted to stay in the hospital and continue paying for the treatment. Dal mein kala hai ya poori daal kaali hai, pata nahi?
The handling of Covid was a monumental failure and it eclipsed the horror of demonetization that was heaped on hapless Indian public.
Let there be criticism where it is due.
No matter their tomfoolery, will continue voting for BJP and Modi till a better RW alternative emerges.
Central govt plays the role of advisor when it comes to pandemic, heavy lifting (actual work) will have to be done by states.
ICMR released many guidelines prior to WHO releasing it, they didn’t wait for WHO for everything. for example: when the world was going gaga about “testing testing testing” India was focusing isolation & contact tracing. US & UK didn’t even have that capability by June.
your argument is no different than BBC blaming central govt for riots in some state.
In Karnataka, MLAs were playing resort resort till June, where is the question of governance at state level.
In Delhi & Maharashtra, state govts we’re spreading rumours at night with speakers in auto rickshaw to push out migrant labourers out of their major cities.
Up until May, no govt in the world has clarity on the issue.
I hope a neutral expert write the chronology of events as a book on India’s Chinese virus journey sometime later, there were many traps & baits laid out which govt did not fall for.
You may have your opinions on things you think did not happen, but I think you will be surprised at the things that did happen when all this is finally over.