MLA questions Goa govt's efforts to reduce COVID-19 mortality

    Panaji, Sept 16 (PTI) Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte on
Wednesday said lack of infrastructure for patients and
"conflicting" decisions like reopening schools and industrial
training institutes did not reflect the Goa government's
efforts to achieve zero COVID-19 mortality.
    Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday had said the
task at hand was to bring down the COVID-19 mortality rate to
zero by ensuring that people with symptoms are admitted
without delays.
    Taking a jibe at the chief minister, Khaunte tweeted
that merely making a political announcement will not suffice
and asked if Sawant had a proper plan to bring down the
COVID-19 death rate.
    "The sparse infrastructure and conflicting decisions
like opening of schools, ITIs etc do not reflect genuine
effort for Zero Mortality," the MLA said on Twitter.
    The state government had announced that ITIs would
reopen from the end of this month, while teachers and parents
are being consulted for reopening of schools from September
    Goa has recorded 25,511 cases of coronavirus so far,
while the toll stood at 315. PTI RPS

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