Margao – The most irresponsible, insenstive BJP Government headed by Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant has not even shown the minimum decency of condoling the lives of all those innocent patients who were literally killed by the insensitive government in last 15 to 20 days in Goa. As the Government has clearly admitted now that Deaths in GMC occured due to gross negligence, Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant must own the responsibility & immediately announce substantial compensation to the families of those patients who were murdered by Government apathy & blunder demanded Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat.

The arrogant BJP must learn from Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi who expressed concerns about loss of lives in Goa due to lack of Oxygen. He also appealed to all to ensure that such incidents are not repeated again. Unfortunately, BJP Government is in no mood to listen to others.

It is shocking that after 74 deaths taking place in GMC in last four days due to Oxygen shortage, the most irresponsible BJP Government has not fixed any responsibility and has not taken action on any single person. Even if a accidental death occurs on road, there are immediate arrests made stated Digambar Kamat.

In road accidents or during other natural calamities, compensation is announced by the government. In Covid deaths, the Government has murdered people for no fault
of theirs. Chief Minister must immediately announce compensation and ensure that the amount reaches to the families of the deceased immediately Digambar Kamat said.

I am exploring the legal options of approaching the High Court demanding Judicial Inquiry into all the Covid Deaths which have taken place in Goa, more particularly in last one month. Justice needs to be given to all those who lost their lives and to those who lost their loved ones. Their loss is irreparable. The present BJP Government will go down in the history as “Killers of Humanity” Digambar Kamat said.

The judicial inquiry is a must to probe the entire handling of the Covid pandemic by the government. Last year there were conflicting reports on death of former Congress MLA Jitendra Deshprabhu. Confusions were created with Covid test report of former Health Minister Dr. Suresh Amonkar. Even, Vasco Councillor Pascoal D’Souza suffered a lot due to government apathy. This happened with those who were elected representatives of the people, now every common man is facing the heat. Accountability and Responsibility must be fixed with an impratial inquiry Digambar Kamat said.

People want to know what is the actual reason for a sudden rise in Covid deaths in Goa. Lip service of Chief Minister and Health Minister will not work. Prepare a audit report from a team of experts adopting scientific methodlogy Digambar Kamat demanded.

I am again reminding both Chief Minister and Health Minister to come clean on Covid Vaccination. People need to know whether they can take Vaccines without undergoing Covid test. If, Government does not respond, I doubt whether people will dare to go for vaccination. Why Government is afraid to place facts and figures before the public questioned Digambar Kamat.


I welcome the decision of the Government to include Medical Stores and Pharma Distributors and their employees as “Frontline Workers”. I had placed this demand before the Government and had spoken to the Chief Secretary to consider the same on priority. I am happy that BJP Government has now realized that suggestions and criticism from the opposition are not political but in the interest of the people.