MARGAO: The Congress on Saturday dared Health Minister Vishwajit Rane if he had the guts to visit the COVID ESI Hospital at Margao and experience the pathetic condition.
GPCC President Girish Chodankar said that the Health Minister who has allegedly completely failed to handle COVID-19 pandemic in State must dare to make a visit to the COVID ESI Hospital at Margao with Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant and experience the pathetic condition there and listen to the over exhausted staff.
“The Health Minister who recently made a statement criticising the Opposition and challenging us to accompany him on a visit to COVID Care Centre must remember that he has not visited the COVID Hospital till date to check the mess there. The Health Minister actually visits homes of former ministers and MLAs under pretext of visiting COVID Care Centres to push his agenda of politically quarantining Dr Pramod Sawant from Chief Minister’s post,” charged Chodankar.
"The very fact that BJP MLA Clafasio Dias opted to continue his COVID treatment in GMC, vindicates the Congress Party’s stand that all is not well in ESI Hospital, Margao which is designated COVID Hospital," claimed Chodankar.
“The doctors, healthcare workers and the support staff at COVID Hospital are over exhausted and fuming with anger against the government’s apathy to provide substitutes. This is the reason why the Chief Minister did not dare to pay a visit to COVID Hospital and literally ran away during his visit to South Goa District Hospital four days back,” criticised Girish.