Chennai: The Union Minister of State for External and Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan said, Kerala government is trying to blame the public instead of identifying failures in adopting a strategy to control the spike in coronavirus in state, on Saturday. He said that the Kerala government led by LDF should take corrective measures to stop the spread immediately.
Talking to ANI, Muraleedharan said, “Regarding the spike in COVID cases, Kerala government is trying to blame the public instead of identifying failures in adopting a strategy. GoI pointed out that home quarantine was a failure and contact tracing was abysmally low.”
“Kerala govt should take corrective measures,” he added.
Regarding spike in COVID cases, Kerala govt is trying to blame public instead of identifying failures in adopting a strategy. GoI pointed out that home quarantine was a failure &contact tracing was abysmally low. Kerala govt should take corrective measures:MoS MEA V Muraleedharan pic.twitter.com/sX1W7C1yx8
— ANI (@ANI) August 28, 2021
Even earlier Union Minister V Muraleedharan slammed Kerala government for careless and inefficient management of the pandemic. He said the government instead of using scientific methods to control Covid-19 spread used pandemic for political objectives.
He also said that the home quarantine plan of Kerala failed and the mismanagement only shows the inefficiency and incapacity of Kerala government despite having good infrastructure for ages even in pre-independence period and currently good vaccination numbers.
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The statement of the Union Minister comes after the findings of the central team that visited Kerala and revealed that there are several shortcomings in the state’s management of the pandemic. The findings pointed out inefficient contact tracing, perimeter control and lack of active surveillance.
According to reports, even data by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday showed that Kerala reported 49.85% of COVID-19 cases in India for the past week. The state contributed 40,000 everyday cases to the daily tally and 41% of total active cases in the country were from Kerala.
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