February 28, 2021

Rahul Gandhi Assures Nurses on Covid-19 Obligation to Increase Compensation Concern Earlier than Govt

File photo of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

File picture of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.

As a part of the collection of interactions, Rahul Gandhi held a dialog with nurses on the Physician’s day.

  • IANS New Delhi
  • Final Up to date: July 1, 2020, 12:36 PM IST

Former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday assured the nurses working because the frontline fighters in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic that he’ll take up their points with the federal government. He instructed them that he’ll write on their behalf to the federal government to compensate the households of the nurses who died whereas performing their duties.

As a part of the collection of interactions, Rahul Gandhi held a dialog with nurses on the Physician’s day.

Whereas interacting with the previous Congress Chief, Vipin Krishnan, a nurse working on the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, who alongside along with his spouse have been contaminated with corona, knowledgeable him that two nurses within the nationwide capital died attributable to Covid pandemic. “Rahul ji I wish to convey one thing to your consideration. Two nurses have died in Delhi, they had been from South India. Nevertheless, they’re but to obtain the compensation of Rs one crore introduced by the Delhi authorities,” Krishnan instructed the Congress MP from Kerala’s Wayanad. Krishnan additional stated that the federal government ought to do one thing for them. “I need to convey this to your discover since you’re the opposition chief,” he stated.

Responding to the AIIMS employees, Rahul Gandhi stated, “I will write a letter and see if we will expedite that.” Krishnan to a query of the Rahul Gandhi over the situation of the medical services in Delhi and India stated, “I wish to spotlight some statistics. We’ve 1.2 million registered allopathic medical doctors in India. We’ve round 3.7 million registered nurses in India. After we are coming to the ratio, it’s 1:1500 for medical doctors and 1.7:1000 nurses in India. The WHO beneficial ratio is 1:1000 medical doctors and three:1000 nurses when coming to the suggestions of the WHO.

“Working brief within the state of affairs of human sources, however nonetheless we’re preventing arduous. However in our nation, the state of affairs is fully completely different. There’s a sea of distinction between authorities hospitals and personal hospitals in India,” Krishnan stated.

To this Rahul Gandhi requested Krishnan, what distinction does he see. Krishnan stated, “After we look into the personal sector, there’s numerous discrimination. Personal nurses are saying that their salaries are being minimize. How will they care for his or her households throughout this pandemic? In such a state of affairs, I believe the federal government should assist them and pay their complete salaries.”

Rahul Gandhi additionally requested about testing not being allowed in lots of hospitals in Delhi to which the AIIMS nurse stated, “That is certainly a tragic state of affairs. I need to inform you about some statistics. On Could 27, the an infection fee in Delhi was 13.7 per cent we had been doing 7,000 exams per day. By June 12-13, our an infection fee had crossed 30 per cent and we’re doing below 5,000 exams per day.

“That is shocking on condition that our deaths and an infection charges are growing, however we now have lowered testing. I do not perceive what is going on,” Krishnan stated.

The Congress chief then stated that a physician from a personal hospital had instructed him that it turns into unimaginable for them to work if they can’t check Covid-19 sufferers.

Slamming the federal government, Rahul Gandhi stated, “I believe just a little bit is that the governments try to handle the notion, they’re making an attempt to offer a way that the issue is just not as unhealthy as it’s.

“However I consider that we now have to face the issue, so we should always settle for the issue, outline the issue precisely after which combat the issue. I do not understand how you react to that,” he stated. To this the AIIMS staffer stated, “You’re completely appropriate. We’ve a pandemic state of affairs and AIIMS Director (Randeep Guleria) has stated that we’ll peak in June-mid July.

“Even the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that they’re anticipating 5.5 lakh instances. We’re having 10,000 beds in Delhi. Are you able to think about the depth of the state of affairs the place 5.5 lakh persons are coming, in fact they will not come on the identical time, however common one lakh sufferers a day. I am unable to think about the depth of the state of affairs. What is going to he do?” Krishnan questioned.

In earlier interactions, Rahul Gandhi had conversations with former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, Nobel Laureate Abhijeet Banerji, epidemiologist Johan Geseicke and industrialist Rajiv Bajaj.