Referring to the English dictionary, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Centre and demanded that anti-Covid vaccinations be allowed for free even as the country recorded another daily high Covid deaths. Sharing the adjective form of the word free with examples, he tweeted that let’s hope they get it this time.
Earlier on Wednesday, Gandhi had hit out at the government for continuing with the work on the ambitious Central Vista project at a time when the country is suffering from the deadly second wave of Covid-19 which has taken away thousands of human lives. Rahul Gandhi had tweeted “Central Vista- not essential. Central Govt with a vision- essential.
Gandhi, who is in home isolation after tested Covid positive on April 20, has repeatedly criticised the government’s handling of the pandemic. This wave crushed the Indian healthcare system as the hospitals has been running lack of oxygen, ventilators, PPE kit and other medical equipment.
India has been recording over three lakh cases every day for over a week now. This morning, its daily Covid figures hit a new high with 3,79,257 fresh infections and 3,645 deaths. The caseload surged to 1.83 crore cases with over 2.04 lakh people having died so far. An acute shortage of hospital beds, medical oxygen, and crucial anti-viral drugs has only added to crisis.
On Sunday, the Wayanad MP asked the ruling BJP via tweet that not to turn India into a victim of its system in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Centre on April 19 announced a liberalised policy, making all above 18 years of age eligible to get vaccinated from May 1 while CoWIN data shows Over 1.3 crore people have applied for vaccination on the government’s registration website.