Children are dying of viral fever and dengue fever, but Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, falsely claims that “everything is fine,” Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav claimed today.
There is an outcry in the state due to dengue and viral fever. There are huge crowds in hospitals and children are dying from a lack of proper and timely treatment, he said in a party statement.
However, the BJP government is not paying attention to the collapsed health services in the state, he added.
Dengue fever has claimed the lives of hundreds of innocents in western Uttar Pradesh, and the outbreak is now visible in the eastern part of the state, Mr Yadav said.
In the capital Lucknow, there is a rush in hospitals, he said, adding that the disease has hit Firozabad, Mathura, Mainpuri, Kanpur and Farrukhabad, among others.
The crying of mothers who have lost their children is a reality far removed from the high claims made in government advertisements, the SP chief said.
Citing several cases of hardships faced by relatives of patients in obtaining medical care, Mr Yadav claimed that the BJP government was not sensitive and that dengue has exposed the reality of its claims of improved medical facilities.
There is widespread public anger against the BJP for showing disregard for the health and well-being of the people, he said.
The BJP will never come to power again and everyone is confident that a ”Samajwadi” government will be formed in 2022, Yadav added.