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Nabam Tuki slams government over 'casual approach' in COVID-19 management

Expressing concern over increasing numbers of death and positive cases due to COVID-19 across the State

Nabam Tuki

Sentinel Digital Desk

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ITANAGAR: Expressing concern over increasing numbers of death and positive cases due to COVID-19 across the State, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Nabam Tuki has slammed the State government and the Health department over "the casual attitude in managing the pandemic".

Speaking to media persons at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here, Tuki said that the State government and the Health department have failed to manage the diffusion of Coronavirus in the State.

He said if by any chance, the Corona virus reaches village level it will not only create big problems but also lose many innocent lives. Therefore, the state government should focus on proper management for the Covid- 19 cases and chalk out plans to contain the spread further.

"The State government is taking the Coronavirus pandemic lightly. There are no proper facilities for medicines in the District health Centres, Community Health Centres, Primary Health Centers," he said, while requesting the State government and the Health department to also upgrade the medical infrastructure at the village levels.

Tuki also claimed that the COVID- 19 testing is not being done properly in State. He further said that 'testing' is only the primary approach in containing the spread of the virus; but the State government is ignoring it. He even further alleged that the State government is not giving proper awareness on Covid- 19.

"There is no transparency and accountability in the use of COVID-19 fund in the State. Funds received from the Central government should be used judiciously," he added. Tuki also expressed concern over the Trans Arunachal Highway construction in the State which was sanctioned during the UPA government under former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh; but the road is yet to be completed.

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