Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Bangalore South Tejashwi Surya has targeted Municipal officials for rigging the medical system. Two people have been arrested on their complaint, while some people are currently being questioned. Surya had accused the officials of taking bribe and allotting beds in the hospital. The special thing is that the Brihad Bengluru Mahanagar Palika is under the control of the BJP. Surya had alleged, “conspiring to ‘buy’ these beds with the connivance of BBMP officers and health workers’, which have been snatched away from patients who lost their lives due to lack of ICU care.” He said, ‘The booking site of BBMP (Bruhat Municipal Corporation) is showing that all the beds are full. Many people are getting discharged from the hospital … but the BBMP says that all the beds are full. There is a nexus between BBMP officers, Arogya Mitra and external agents here. Two people arrested in this case have been identified as Rohit and Netra. It is alleged that they were charging 25 thousand and 50 thousand rupees for a bed. Police has recovered Rs 1.05 lakh from his account. Surya has alleged that initially the beds were reserved in the name of those Kovid patients who were undergoing treatment in home isolation. Those patients did not have any information about this allocation. He said that when he could not take admission, the bed would automatically become ’empty’. He has claimed that this has happened in ‘thousands of cases’. The BJP leader said that after this BBMP officers used to look for those who ‘bought’ the bed.
CM assured of action Surya said, ‘This is the worst thing to happen in an epidemic.’ He has informed that Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa has promised to take action against those involved in this work. However, there has been no response from the BBMP on the matter. Bengaluru Police Chief Kamal Pant has informed that the case has been given to the Central Crime Branch. Police have expressed the possibility of BBMP officers being involved in the case.
BJP MP surrounds his own party in the matter!
The BJP has the highest number of members in the BBMP. At the same time, the city’s mayor Gautam Kumar is a councilor from the BJP. The Congress has also taken immediate advantage of this complaint lodged by Surya. State Chief DK Shivakumar said, ‘I congratulate MPs Tejashwi Surya, MLAs Satish Reddy, Ravi Subramanya and Uday Garudachar for disclosing the corruption of their party and corporation in the allocation of beds’. He wrote ‘BBMP is under whose control? He should immediately reveal the name of the BJP leader responsible for this condition of the people.
In this second wave of corona virus, patients are facing a shortage of basic things in the hospital. There have been reports of bed, oxygen and essential medicines in the hospital from many parts of the country. At the same time, Kovid conditions in the country had become worse after March. It has been more than a week and the number of patients receiving daily remains beyond 3 lakhs.