Indian Medical Association (IMA) vice president Dr. Navjot Dahiya has called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘super spreader’.
Holding PM Modi responsible for spreading the second wave of Covid-19, Dahiya blamed him for irresponsibly organising big political rallies in poll-bound states and even allowing Kumbh mela during such a serious situation.
“While the medical fraternity is trying hard to make people understand mandatory Covid norms, PM Modi did not hesitate to address the big political rallies tossing all Covid norms in the air,” IMA vice president Dr Dahiya said.
“The scarcity of medical oxygen has become the reason for the death of many patients in every part of the country against the fact that several projects for installing the oxygen are still pending with the Union Government for clearance, but no heed was given to such an important need by the Modi government,” he added.
The impact of the pandemic is clearly visible across the country with bodies piling up in crematoriums and long queues of ambulances outside hospitals in almost every city of the country, he added.
Despite the severity of the health crisis, election rallies and religious congregations like the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar continued, raising questions over the seriousness of the Modi-led Union Government to tackle the spread of the deadly virus, he said.
“Even on the issue of farmers’ agitation against farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not act in a responsible manner and let the presence of a huge gathering of farmers allowed without solving their issues, causing a serious threat of Covid spread,” Dr. Dahiya pointed out.
He further alleged that the Centre was wrongly trying to pass the buck of its failure on the private medical sector and state governments.