Not right time to unlock Delhi, Kejriwal govt busy in ‘image-making’: Congress

By: |
Published: June 7, 2020 4:09 PM

Senior Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken said it was shameful that the COVID positivity rate in Delhi was the highest in the country and its recovery rate the lowest.

congress, delhi government, covid-19 cases, ajay maken, delhi congress, delhi Unlock 1.0, coronavirus in Delhi, coronavirus toll in Delhi, covid-19Congress alleged that 72% of COVID-dedicated beds in Delhi were lying vacant.

The Congress on Sunday said that 25 per cent COVID-19 positivity rate in Delhi indicates the onset of community transmission and this was not the right time to unlock the city.

The Delhi government has decided to open restaurants and shopping malls, as well as its state borders from June 8.

Catch live updates on coronavirus here

Senior Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken said it was shameful that the COVID positivity rate in Delhi was the highest in the country and its recovery rate the lowest. This is because Delhi hospitals are in bad shape, he said.

“It is premature for the Delhi government to open restaurants, malls from June 8 till health infrastructure is improved,” Maken said at a virtual press conference.

He asked the Kejriwal government why government hospitals in Delhi were “refusing” admission to COVID patients, alleging that 72 per cent of COVID-dedicated beds in Delhi were lying vacant.

Maken alleged that of the 38 government hospitals in Delhi, 33 were not treating COVID patients and were refusing admission.

He said the Delhi government was busy only in “image-making and event management” and has made no plans or preparations to counter COVID-19.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Rahul Gandhi skipped all parliamentary committee meetings on defence, but demoralises armed forces: JP Nadda
2Shyama Prasad Mookerjee jayanti: PM Modi pays tributes to Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder on his birth anniversary
3‘Will send gangsters where they belong!’ Slain DSP’s daughter says will give up lifelong dream, join police force like her father