Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday asked former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to urge Congress party members to follow his advice and be grateful for the work being done by the government to fight Covid-19.
Singh wrote PM Modi son Sunday urging him to make public the details of the orders placed by the Centre for Covid-19 vaccine doses and the strategy that has been adopted for their transparent distribution across India.
Singh said that the country at present is “facing an unprecedented emergency”, a report stated.
Hitting out Congress members, Vardhan said that no senior member of Congress has come forward to thank the scientists community and vaccine manufacturers for creating vaccines under trying circumstances and empowering the world in the fight against Covid-19.
“It is saddening, Dr Singh, that while you very well understand, the importance of vaccination as an important method of fighting Covid battle, people in responsible positions in your party as well as in the state government formed by your party do not seem to share your view,” Vardhan wrote.
Vardhan also said that some of the suggestion made by Manmohan Singh has already been implemented by the Centre.
The import of vaccines to India has already been approved by credible foreign authorities on April 11, Vardhan wrote in his reply.
However, the union health minister said that the Centre will consider Singh’s suggestions considering they have been made in the best interest of the nation
Vardhan also blamed Congress for spreading falsehood regarding the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines that gave rise to hesitancy among the public in getting themselves inoculated against the novel coronavirus.
The Union health minister also said that the states ruled by Congress have recorded a high incidence of Covid-19.