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Saturday, 8 August 2020

Issue white paper on aid spend: AAP

Sangrur, August 7

Leader of Opposition (LoP) and AAP Dirba MLA Harpal Singh Cheema today expressed dissatisfaction over arrangements of the state government to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

He alleged misappropriation of funds under the garb of various initiatives and demanded the government to release a white paper on expenditure incurred to combat the virus. “Capt Amarinder Singh claims to have spent Rs 300 crore on tackling the pandemic in the state. Residents doubt the claims as patients are not getting proper treatment and required steps are not being taken to prevent further spread of the virus. The Chief Minister must share the details related to money collected as donations and spent through a ‘white paper’,” said Cheema.

“The body of a Covid patient remained unattended at a Patiala hospital for 11 hours. Another patient from Ludhiana died while waiting for a bed at the hospital. The poor condition of Covid care centres in Bathinda, Barnala and in other parts of the state is enough to prove failure of the state government,” he said.

The LoP said, “The Punjab Government should follow the Delhi model to effectively tackle the pandemic.”— TNS



from The Tribune https://ift.tt/30ERddr

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