Over months, the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi has been accused of hiding the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the capital. Oppositions, including BJP, have accused the party of hiding the number of deaths with sufficient proof from the cremation sources. But Delhi government has denied all of them.
Now to add to the woes of AAP, many doctors have begun alleging Arvind Kejriwal of hiding the real number of deaths.
Recently, as per the reports, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) said on Thursday that at least 2,098 people died in the national capital due to COVID-19. “From March till June 10, including all the three MCDs of Delhi, there have been 2,098 cremations of Covid-19 patients,” Jai Prakash, Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC).
When asked about the mismatching in the numbers of deaths in the capital, Jai Prakash said that the Delhi government had issued a notice on May 16 to all the three civic bodies as the data were mismatching.
“The MHO of all of the three civic bodies on May 17 collected the data and shared with them, and since then the difference has doubled. I don’t know why the Delhi government is not releasing the accurate death figures,” he added.
Surely, the Arvind Kejriwal government is trying to keep the number as low as possible to keep the party in good limelight. However, things that have happened recently don’t show a good picture of him.
Recently, India TV presented a grim picture of Lok Nayak Hospital in Delhi, which is a hospital dedicated to the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The videos that came from the hospital show people lying unattended with not even a single doctor or ward boy in the hospital. One of the footage had a patient lying naked on the floor of the hospital.
This is the same Delhi, which, Kejriwal quotes famous for its government facilities.