Following deaths from suspected viral fever and dengue-like symptoms in Uttar Pradesh, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Friday the matter needs immediate attention, adding that all resources should be devoted to health care in the state.
She went on to claim that according to news reports, the disease has claimed the lives of more than 100 people and criticized the state government for failing to learn “lessons” from the second wave of COVID-19.
“The news of more than 100 lives lost to a viral fever in UP needs immediate attention. Has the UP government not learned lessons from the horrific consequences of its disastrous 2nd wave Covid management?” the congress leader tweeted.
उप्र में वायरल बुखार से बच्चों समेत 100 से अधिक लोगों की मृत्यु की खबर चिंताजनक है।
उप्र सरकार ने कोरोना की दूसरी लहर के दौरान सरकार की लापरवाही के चलते हुई तबाही से कोई सबक नहीं लिया? 1/2 pic.twitter.com/szmXUQFXAA
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) September 3, 2021
“All possible resources should be devoted to providing health care to those affected and taking adequate precautions to prevent the disease from spreading,” she added.
Recently, a total of 41 people, including 36 children, died in the Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh due to suspected dengue fever and viral fever.
Meanwhile, 14 people, including 12 children, are said to have died in Mathura as a result of viral fever.
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