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BMC failed to handle Corona virus, we oppose lockdown: AAP

by Web Desk | Published: 01-04-2021

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MUMBAI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has called on the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to close the lockdown following reports of an increase in Covid-19 cases.  , Organize resources. According to a press release issued by the Aam Aadmi Party, the situation in Mumbai remains critical and hospital beds are difficult to come by, based on the evidence of so many Mumbaikars.

 

Lack of coordination between various Covid care centers, municipal hospitals and make-shift institutions exploits our citizens for accessible and high quality health care.  Our overweight top health workers are struggling to prevent epidemics, and government capacity is overflowing. AA lockdown was required last year due to the unknown nature of the administration and the highly contagious nature of the Covid 19 virus.  This meant that BMC needed to be able to organize resources and medical facilities to successfully combat the epidemic.  If BMC has not been able to work together in the last year, it is utter incompetence and nothing else,”the Aam Aadmi Party said.

 

The party said it was always against the idea of a total lockdown, as it hurts the poor, especially day labourers and their dependent families, who lead dangerous lives and struggle to achieve their goals. We said that BMC should to focus on the proper implementation of all possible precautionary measures to protect public health.  However, a complete lockdown is totally unacceptable because it causes excessive harm to all economic activity - businesses, the working class, and most importantly the poor,”the Aam Aadmi Party said. The closure of Aam Aadmi Party leader Preety Sharma Menon last year has seriously affected the life and survival of the Aam Aadmi Party, forcing them to choose between livelihood and risk of contagious disease. Instead of implementing indiscriminate lockdowns, BMC should look for practical solutions to the current health crisis because it shows the government's indifference to the plight of the poor in Mumbai, Menon said.