GN Azad: UP CM should apologize to the state, Health minister must resign

DN Bureau

Senior Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "Both Health Minister & Mininster of Technical & Medical Education must resign. UP CM can't step back from his duty. He must apologize to state."

Senior Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad  speaking to media after his visit to BRD Medical College
Senior Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad speaking to media after his visit to BRD Medical College

Gorakhpur: Senior Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said,  "Both Health Minister & Mininster of Technical & Medical Education must resign. UP CM can't step back from his duty. He must apologize to state. 

A Congress delegation comprising senior leaders on Saturday visited the tragedy-struck Baba Raghav Das Medical College's hospital, which has till now claimed 63 lives due to alleged shortage of oxygen.

The delegation comprising senior Congress leaders such as Ghulam Nabi Azad, Raj Babbar, Pramod Tiwari, RPN Singh along with others, met the doctors and patients.

Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "We are deeply saddened by the incident. The incident has left the whole nation in grief. What happened here was due to lapse on the Uttar Pradesh government. Adityanath and Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh should immediately resign from their post."

Azad asserted that the Uttar Pradesh Government should apologize to the whole nation in regard to the same.

"Gorakhpur is the constituency of CM Adityanath. Considering, he is both the MP and CM, he must take moral responsibility and should resign. Same goes for Health Minister. Doctors are responsible for the incident," he said.

The Congress leader further informed that the suppliers who provide liquid oxygen were not given payment on time.

"Suppliers were not given money on time. Around 70 lakhs were due for payment," he added.

Azad further said that Congress party had spent crores rupees to provide medical facilities in the hospital during the time of its ruling.

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