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'No tests, beds, ventilators': Rahul mocks Modi government's 'vaccine festival'

Gandhi also took a jibe asking what PM-CARES is doing, as huge donations were given to the fund for handling COVID-19 situation.

Published: 15th April 2021 12:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th April 2021 12:25 PM   |  A+A-

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks during an election campaign in Chennai. (Photo | Debadatta Mallick, EPS)

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (Photo | Debadatta Mallick, EPS)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the government over the handling of the COVID-19 situation and alleged that it is only indulging in a "sham" of a 'vaccine festival'.

He also alleged that there is no testing, no beds in hospitals, neither ventilators or oxygen and vaccine is also not available.

Gandhi also took a jibe asking what PM-CARES is doing, as huge donations were given to the fund for handling COVID-19 situation.

"There are no tests or beds in hospitals. There are no ventilators or oxygen. The vaccine is also not there. But there is a sham of a festival. PM-CARES?" he asked.

His attack came after the government celebrated the 'Tika Utsav' (vaccine festival) from April 11 to 14.

India saw its highest single-day rise of 2,00,739 COVID-19 infections and 1,038 fatalities pushing the country' tally of cases to 1,40,74,564 and the total death toll to 1,73,123, according to official data.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases in the country were recorded at 14,71,877 cases.



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