The BJP on Saturday asked the Punjab government to ramp up health infrastructure to meet the impending third wave of Covid-19.
Punjab BJP president Ashwani Sharma said, “It is shocking that Punjab has not been able to curb its mortality rate which has reached alarming proportions.”
He said this has exposed the poor preparation of the state government to build the health infrastructure in the state. The BJP leader said the alarmingly poor health facilities stood starkly exposed in rural areas where 58 per cent deaths were being registered. He said of around 9,000 deaths in the state so far, 27 per cent were reported in the urban areas, while the rest happened in the rural areas.