The case of Datta Ekbote, the ex-Mayor of Pune, who died of #COVID19 is tragic. His family moved from hospital to hospital, couldn’t secure a bed, despite their political connections.
I hear even Dy. CM Ajit Pawar called, but no ventilated bed was available. Ekbote lost his daughter and son also to the disease, for the same reason. The travesty didn’t end there.
Media reports say that when Datta Ekbote died, his body had to shuttled across THREE crematoria, from Kothrud to Koregaon Park, coz there were too many bodies in each awaiting cremation.
This happened to a person who. ONCE. WAS. THE. MAYOR. OF. PUNE! What hope do common people have? The state govt has completely neglected Pune. Nothing was done to upgrade medical facilities during the time of successive lockdowns. The Uddhav Thackeray administration has failed completely, with the result that Pune is the worst district in India today as far as the #ChineseVirus infections are concerned.
No senior minister from the state govt visited Pune for almost 4 months, followed by one visit by the CM with much fanfare. What did the visit achieve? 200 crores of public money was spend in building a giant warehouse that has no doctors, no nurses, no wardboys, no oxygenated beds, no ambulances and no empathy for patients.
Punekars are on their own, while the govt is focusing on threatening Kangana Ranaut!