‘Modi’s Diya Jalao call has culminated into burning pyres’  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Diya Jalao’ call to mark the fight against COVID-19, a year back, has culminated with burning pyres across the country, Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar said

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Diya Jalao’ call to mark the fight against COVID-19, a year back, has culminated with burning pyres across the country, Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar said.

“There are disturbing images circulating on various media platforms of hundreds of pyres burning of those who succumbed to COVID. On the other side, reports of hundreds of bodies awaiting their turn for cremation have also surfaced. This sad situation arose only because the BJP government did not care for the welfare of the common man,” Chodankar said in a statement.

''His ‘Diya Jalao’ event has now culminated into ‘burning of pyres’ all across the nation with innocent people dying of lack of medical oxygen and medicines,” Chodankar also said.

Meanwhile, in 2 sperate incidents, atleast 30 COVID-19 patients lost their lives  due to shortage of oxygen at Jaipur Golden Hospital In Delhi and at Neelkanth Hospital in Amritsar earlier today.

Notably, many hospitals in Delhi and few other states are currently operating on the edge due to a shortage of medical oxygen.

The coronavirus situation in India remains grim as the country continues to witness a deadly surge in its COVID-19 cases. Country saw a rise of 3,46,786 new cases and 2,624 deaths in the past 24 hours. With fresh fatalities, India's death toll has climbed to 1,89,544. The maximum number of deaths due to the Covid-19 infection was reported in Maharashtra (773), followed by Delhi with 348 daily deaths.

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