Telangana Governor’s questioning state over COVID response irks TRS authorities

Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, July 10

Telangana Government seems to be bristling underneath Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan’s questioning about its dealing with the COVID-19 well being disaster.  

Soundarajan, T a former BJP National Secretary and was president of the occasion’s Tamil Nadu unit earlier than her appointment to the place in September 2019, has been reported as saying she was sad with the state’s response to the disaster. Herself a health care provider, Soundarajan has even been visiting hospitals in Hyderabad to evaluate the state’s preparation for dealing with the disaster.

She visited the Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) final week after allegations of mismanagement and overcharging had been reported within the press. Then, earlier this week, she referred to as Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and Special Chief Secretary (Health) Shanti Kumari to Raj Bhavan to debate the state’s preparations.

None of this has gone down properly with Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekhar Rao’s (KCR) authorities, sources stated.

The Congress in the meantime has referred to as for President’s Rule within the state saying KCR, because the chief minister is popularly referred to as, has been unavailable at a time of the pandemic.

Former state Congress president Ponnala Lakshmaiah stated on Thuesday: “KCR had abandoned the people when the state needed him most”. The opposition’s digs have been additionally been a reason behind fissures between the BJP-appointed Governor Soundararajan and leaders of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the ruling occasion.

When the state chief secretary and residential secretary skipped conferences with the governor citing “prior engagements”, it despatched out a message from the ruling occasion that it didn’t admire the Governor’s involvement within the state’s administration. But an adamant Soundararajan scheduled a video convention the subsequent day with the highest administration of a number of super-specialty hospitals and is believed to been extreme in her evaluation, together with pulling up docs for overcharging COVID-19 sufferers.

Taking an aggressive stand, Sounderajan had requested her employees to comply with up on the complaints with the hospitals in query. Her relentless questioning lastly led to the chief secretary and well being secretary visiting her to debate the state of affairs.

As Telangana’s circumstances rise and opposition pitch grows louder towards the state authorities’s dealing with of the general public well being disaster, the ruling TRS has begun taking her criticism significantly.

Meanwhile, each Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have been seeing come up in COVID-19 circumstances, seeing near about 2000 contemporary circumstances every single day. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) space continues to see over 1500 new circumstances every single day.

Keeping the fast improve in circumstances, the Telangana Government has cancelled the supplementary exams for intermediate and declared all candidates had handed.


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