People suffered due to poor healthcare facilities: Tejashwi Yadav | Patna News


PATNA: RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Sunday slammed the state government for its failure to provide medical facilities to the people during the second wave of the Covid pandemic earlier this year.
Speaking at a programme, ‘Doctors’ dialogue with Tejashwi’, organised at the RJD office, Tejashwi alleged that even beds were not available in government hospitals during the pandemic.
Referring to the recent Niti Aayog report, the leader of the opposition in the state assembly said that it exposed the hollow claims of the government about healthcare and medical facilities in Bihar.
“Though the government had one year to prepare for the second wave, it did precious little to cope with the situation,” he added.
Taking a swipe at the government’s callousness towards appointment of doctors and paramedical staff, he said there were vacancies, but no appointments were made. As a result, people had to suffer a lot, he alleged.
The former deputy CM, however, lauded the efforts of the medical cell of RJD for its initiatives to help the Covid victims.
“Hamne satta mein nahi rahne ke babjood abhutpurv karya kiye (We did exceptional work despite not being in power),” he told the gathering.
In response to a dentist’s query, Tejashwi said, “Let us sit on a dharna to draw the government’s attention. Scores of people are suffering from toothache and other related problems due to supply of unfiltered and contaminated water through municipal taps.”
Another doctor raised the issue of non-appointment of veterinary doctors in the state since 2017. Tejashwi replied, “Chaliye humlog saath saath lathi khaten hai (Let us receive lathi blows together).”
Tejashwi said he was not interested in ‘ghisi-piti’ talks. “We have ‘mass capital’. The party now needs to have ‘brain capital’,” the Raghopur MLA said.
He claimed that the RJD promoted youths and women in the party. “We fielded youths and women in the state assembly election held last year. The RJD list of candidates contained the names of doctors and professors as well, he added.
Tejashwi reiterated the demand of caste-based census in the country in the larger interest of the people belonging to lower strata of the society.





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