Co-ordinated efforts are needed to deal with horrifying Corona pandemic: CM
Jaipur: Oxygen crisis has started deepening in Rajasthan amidst increasing cases of the Corona deadly infection. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that in the second wave of Corona, the situation is becoming frightening.
“The demand for oxygen has increased so much that we are begging for it from the Centre.
I had spoken to Amit Shah. I even spoke to Ajit Doval, and the Principal Secretary to the PM, Nripendra Mishra.
I am talking to many people every day regarding supply of oxygen and medicines,” Gehlot said, while speaking at a virtual function organised on the Foundation Day of INTUC, the trade union of the Congress.
“We are begging for cryogenic tankers from the Centre along with oxygen and medicines.
Today Amit Shah said that I am allotting 5 tankers to Rajasthan. Now you can get an idea of the situation. We have to talk to the Union Home Minister for 5 oxygen tankers in the country and the tankers are being allotted at that level. We do not hide Corona figures in Rajasthan.
Many states must be hiding. 24 people died due to oxygen shutdown at a government hospital in Karnataka. We sent our 3 ministers to Delhi on lack of medicines and oxygen. We are constantly trying everything possible.
The government is striving hard to provide all necessary relief amid Corona crisis and also ensuring that there is no shortage of medical facilities at any level,” he said.
A visibly perturbed Gehlot said, “We are worried as how to save Rajasthan? We all have to work together.
We have imposed a lockdown for 15 days. It is now given a different name, but consider it a lockdown. Be careful if you want to stay safe, behave as it is lockdown. I asked the police to conduct a flag march so that people would know what the situation is.
People will now have to be vigilant and cooperate by behaving like a lockdown, only then will the situation be controlled. Co-ordinated efforts are needed to deal with horrifying Corona pandemic, the Government alone cannot do anything.”