Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) chief G A Mir on Monday criticized the Union Territory administration over its response to the prevailing COVID-19 situation and demanded necessary steps to restore the confidence of people in the health system.
He also took a dig at the administration for launching the third phase of the back-to-village (B2V) program at the time of the COVID-19 crisis and claimed that the exercise was meant to benefit the members of the ruling party.
“The UT and the central government failed to create the required facilities during six months of ongoing COVID-19 situation to deal with the worsening situation (following surge in positive cases over the past one month),” Mir said addressing a meeting of district presidents of Jammu province at the party headquarters here.
The meeting was convened to discuss the problems being faced by people, including the worsening COVID-19 situation and the alleged failure of the government to provide required medical facilities to patients, a party release said.
Mir said the reported shortage of oxygen and non-functional ventilators in Jammu hospitals have caused a panic situation and reflect mismanagement and mishandling on the part of the administration.