Chandigarh, May 17 : Former Haryana Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday condemned the lathicharge on migrant labourers in Yamunanagar and termed the incident as unfortunate. In a statement here, Mr Hooda said, "It is inhumane to beat up poor laborers who are victims of circumstances and the government should treat the labourers with empathy in this difficult period."
He advised the government to ensure that the workers do not flee from the state and arrangements should be made for their stay and food and that they should be provided with immediate monetary relief or alternate employment. "If the government is not able to do this or poor labourers want to go home, then proper arrangements should be made for migrants so that they can return home safe," he added.
The LoP drew the government's attention to the serious issue of corona patients being referred to other districts as most corona patients from Gurugram and many other districts are being referred to PGI Rohtak.
'This increases the pressure on PGI and other diseases are not being treated effectively. Therefore, the government should ensure that Corona patients get treatment in nearby hospitals. This will reduce the risk of infection and will not cause any problems to the patients,' he added. The Congress leader said there are several large government and private hospitals in Gurugram, but infected patients are being referred to other districts. Due to which cases are increasing in other districts also. "There are several medical colleges in the state including Mewat, Karnal and Khanpur. It is important to increase corona treatment facilities in every district.
Looking at the situation, it seems that the fight against Corona will be long. Therefore, the government should increase health services and facilities. So that treatment of other diseases could continue with the corona and patients do not have to go to other states,' he added. (UNI)