Madhya Pradesh minister Prem Singh Patel on Thursday added insult to people's Covid injury. The minister delivered a shocker on deaths from coronavirus in the country and said that while nobody can stop the virus deaths from occurring, "people get old and have to die".
The state minister was responding to a question on a surge in deaths caused by coronavirus disease. A video of his remark has been shared by news agency ANI.
"I agree that these deaths have occurred. No one can stop them (Covid-19 deaths). I am not the only one saying this. We have to cooperate (to fight the virus)," Patel said.
"You said that many people are dying every day. As far as deaths are concerned, with age people get old and they die," the minister said.