Goa CM and health minister airing differing views over hospital Covid deaths shows disarray in governance. The minister’s demand for a high court probe exposes contradictions in a government dominated by party-hoppers. The badly-hit state should seek the help of scientists and health experts, not try score political brownie points.
The dead deserve dignity. Govt can’t abdicate all responsibility and let bodies float
Numbing images of bodies floating in rivers isn’t just a reflection of overflowing cremation, burial grounds but also of state apathy. Government isn’t able to augment hospital, oxygen and vaccine capacity quickly, but it should help people cremate/bury the dead with dignity. This is the least it can do.
Normal monsoon, good farm output won’t mean much if rural India isn’t protected from Covid
The alarming rise of Covid cases in rural India is yet another serious threat to the economy. A normal monsoon and good farm outputs can all be consumed by the pandemic and hurt national supply chains if not addressed at warp speed. Villages can’t be left to their own devices.