BJP Punjab delegation led by Ashwani Sharma meets PMO Minister over ‘vaccine scam’ in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 17, 2021:
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation headed by the State President, Ashwani Sharma, met the MoS of the Prime Minister's Office, Dr. Jatinder Singh on the issue of alleged COVID vaccine scam in Punjab. The party delegation has also submitted their memorandum to the PMO and demanded a probe in the alleged Vaccine scam by the Punjab government.
Organization General Secretary Dinesh Kumar, State BJP General Secretary Jeevan Gupta, Dr. Subhash Sharma, and State BJP Vice President Rajesh Baga were present in this delegation. They also briefed Dr. Jatinder Singh in detail about the deteriorating condition of the state.
Giving information in this regard, Jeevan Gupta said that the corruption-ridden Congress government of the state was being involved in many scams and had left the people battling the Corona epidemic to die. He said that Captain Amarinder Singh’s government also used the vaccine, sent by the Central Government, to the public as an opportunity to fill their pockets and started selling the doses to private hospitals. Captain Amarinder Singh and his Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu sold 80,000 doses of the vaccine purchased for Rs 400 to private hospitals in the state at a wholesale price of Rs 1060, said Jeevan Gupta. On the other hand, by selling the vaccine for Rs 1560, the private hospitals looted the public with both hands under the nose of the government and exploited the public financially. Gupta added that Captain Amarinder Singh and Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu are directly responsible for the deaths of people in Punjab due to COVID.
Jeevan Gupta said that not only this, the Punjab Government has also lured people of the state in purchase of PPE kits and Fateh kits. “The Punjab government has robbed the pockets of the people of Punjab by buying the Fateh kit worth Rs 837 at an expensive price of Rs 1338. The Captain government has looted the blood and sweat of the people battling the corona in the name of fake and deserving companies. In this scam, many times the tender was changed regarding the rate. Tender rates were changed 5 times in 50 days. The tender for a kit of Rs 750 was given for Rs 1500. He said that the prices of COVID Fateh kits were increased every 15 days. Tenders were given to new companies many times. These tenders have caused huge loss of revenue to the Punjab government,” said Jeevan Gupta.