Andhra govt failed in controlling COVID-19, bats for cluster-based plans: TDP Chief

South India

Andhra stood at number 2 in the number of infections in the country and number 1 in COVID-19 cases per lakh population.


Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday stressed the need for the state government to make "more serious efforts" in order to save the lives of the people from the impending second wave of coronavirus.

Naidu alleged that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy  has miserably failed in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and rescuing those affected due to the pandemic in the State.

He said that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister was not talking at all on preventive measures and it was more interested in reopening the schools, theatres and liquor shops regardless of the threat of infections.

The TDP chief said that the government should give equal emphasis to the fight against the deadly virus along with the economic revival measures.

Chandrababu Naidu said that a more focused, cluster-based approach would be necessary to effectively prevent the disastrous impact of the 2nd wave infections.

"There were reports of serious health complications and a greater number of deaths in the second attack. In this backdrop, the future socio-economic recovery of any State or Country or a community would depend solely on how best they would take post-Covid management steps”, he said.

“A weekly audit of the status of infections would give an idea to effectively counter the epidemic. The Government should tell facts and stand by the people through the virus threat," he added.

Making his opening remarks at the ‘apfightscorona’ online forum with Covid warriors and those affected financially due the pandemic, the TDP chief said that the government should give equal emphasis on the fight against the deadly virus and the economic revival measures

"The governments should rescue the helpless sections of society from this humanitarian crisis. As a responsible party, the TDP conducted four webinars to spread awareness”, he said.

“The started by the TDP was the first of its kind platform to highlight the plight of people who lost their jobs and incomes due to COVID-19," he further said.

“Through the Global Forum for Sustainable Transformation, weekly Sunday bulletins on best practices were being sent to the Prime Minister’s Office,” Naidu said.  

“As many as 1,005 people have reported their problems on the TDP website. 41per cent of them are related to losing jobs, 23 per cent on financial problems”, he added

According to Andhra Pradesh health department, there are 73,6,824 confirmed cases in the state included 48,661 active cases, 68,2035 discharged and 6,182 deceased.

Andhra stood at number 2 in the number of infections in the country and number 1 in virus cases per lakh population

With inputs from Agency

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