TAKING MORAL RESPONSIBILITY HEALTH MINISTER RANE MUST RESIGN – GIRISH CHODANKAR

Panaji – It is not only the administrative errors but the mass corruption by the BJP Government led by Dr. Pramod Sawant that has resulted in Covid Emergency in Goa. Health Minister Vishawajit Rane should not try to play victim card now. His greed for making money has resulted in collapse of health sector in Goa. He is equally responsible for all the mess and must resign immediately owning moral responsibility of Covid deaths in Goa demanded GPCC president Girish Chodankar.

The Oxygen shortage in Goa is only because of internal feud between Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane over fixing the percentage of commission. Both of them are busy in sabotaging each others plans which has resulted in acute shortage of oxygen in GMC and other hospitals Girish Chodankar said.

I want to remind the Health Minister that it was he in connivance with then Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar and Dr. Pramod Sawant who kept the completion of South Goa District Hospital on hold. The hidden agenda of Health Minister Vishwajit Rane to start private medical college resulted in two floors of the said hospital being kept vacant despite Covid patients not getting beds in other hospitals.

It is surprising that both Chief Minister and Health Minister are conspicuously silent over the serious allegations of corruption levelled by one doctor whose video has gone viral. It is disgusting to hear that Health Minister made fortunes even on purchase of ventillators, an equipment which is used as a last resort to save a life. We demand that Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant must order an inquiry through retired high court judge and sack his health minister immediately.

Because of greed for commission of Chief Minister and Health Minister, Doctors & Medical Staff are overburdened & stressed today which may result in collopse of healthcare system. Patients and their relatives are being harassed. There is no hygiene in any of the wards of Government hospitals, Toilets and Washrooms are stinking. The health infrastructure is in shambles.

The blunders of the BJP government has resulted in collapse of health infrastructure. There are no proper equipments available to treat patients. Doctors, Nurses and Medical Staff are helpless. They are facing the burnt of patients relatives anger who attack the medical staff. It is Health Minister and Chief Minister who have put the lives of doctors to risk. The Chief Minister and the Minister of Health are not making any effort to increase the medical workforce to reduce the burden on over-burdened medical personnel Girish Chodankar stated.

Health Minister who is now trying to play victim card must remember that he betrayed peoples mandate to join BJP government. He is always greedy for power and has not left a single opportunity to make money from various deals. The monopolisation in health department has resulted in loss of credible as well as qualitative service. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane monopolised Oxygen Supply, Food Supply, Medicines, Cleanliness and even staff to make fortunes.

There is a scam in home isolation kits given to home quarantine Covid patients. Many patients are not given isolation kits but health department records show a different story. Health Minister wants to make money on everything.

I want to remind him that as Industries Minister he has illegaly paid almost Rs. 133 crores of interest to SEZ promoters taking huge kickbacks. It was he and former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar who were partners in crime for the SEZ deal charged Girish Chodankar

It is a good sign that Health Minister has realised that the administrative errors have delayed implementation of certain decisions which resulted in Covid emergency. With this realisation, he must act now in the interest of the nation and reveal the secrets of files in the cupboards of former CM late Manohar Parrikar on Rafale Deal. By doing this, atleast 20 percent of his sins will get washed off Girish Chodankar stated.

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