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'Shortage of beds for Covid-19 patients': UP law minister puts Yogi govt in dock

Apr 13, 2021 23:08 IST | By Editorji News Desk

In a letter that surfaced on social media, the Uttar Pradesh law minister has lashed out at his state’s health authorities, complaining that beds for Covid-19 patients are falling short and ambulances take hours to arrive in Lucknow.

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Law Minister Brajesh Pathak’s purported letter on the situation in his constituency also blamed the recent death of a scholar on the lack of an ambulance, though Padma Shri-winner Yogesh Praveen’s family has denied making this charge.

Pathak did not reject the existence of a letter, which also appears to challenge the UP government’s claim that it is on top of the fight against coronavirus.

"I had written a confidential letter to the government," he told PTI, refusing to elaborate further.

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