Rohtak, April 27
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has mentioned it was pointless to argue over COVID-19 fatality figures because the lifeless won’t got here back to life, and the focus needs to be on offering relief to those struggling now.
Khattar was replying to questions on the alleged under-reporting of deaths resulting from coronavirus—at many locations the scenes at crematoriums and burial grounds don’t replicate the official numbers.
“The kind of difficult situation we are going through, we don’t have to play with data. Our entire focus should be on how people will recover and how we can provide them relief,” he informed reporters in Rohtak on Monday.
“And those who have died will not come back by creating a furore over it,” he mentioned at one level, arguing that there was no level in getting right into a debate on whether or not the official variety of deaths was right.
The opposition Congress was fast to slam his remarks with celebration basic secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala saying, “These can only be the words of a merciless ruler.”
“There is a need to make a noise over every death which is the result of the government’s inefficiency, so that the deaf BJP government can hear the echo,” he mentioned.
Adampur MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi additionally condemned the CM’s remark.
“These remarks are shameful. I strongly condemn the thinking of the chief minister,” the Congress chief tweeted.
Khattar had visited Rohtak, Panipat, Hisar and Faridabad to overview the availability of oxygen and different services for COVID sufferers.
“We will do everything possible so that lives are saved. Whether the deaths are less or more, there is no point getting into this debate,” he mentioned.
“Whether we are able to set the systems right is the question. From our side, we are setting the systems in place,” he added.
Khattar mentioned no person had anticipated this type of a state of affairs.
“Who knew this pandemic will come, neither you knew nor we. To fight this, we need everyone’s cooperation including yours, mine, the patients’. Therefore, these issues should not be the topic of any controversy.” PTI