UP Monsoon Session 2022 | On the second day of the monsoon session, a war of words between CM Yogi and Akhilesh Yadav over health
Lucknow: The war of words between the ruling party and the opposition reached its peak on the second day of the Monsoon Session of the Legislative Assembly regarding the health services of Uttar Pradesh. When Leader of Opposition Akhilesh Yadav lashed out at the poor health services, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath retaliated and put the previous socialist governments in the dock. There was also a ruckus on the rules regarding the discussion in the House and the stalwarts of the ruling party and the opposition also took the lead.
On the second day of the monsoon session, the SP members created a ruckus and came to the well to discuss the health services. As soon as the proceedings of the House started on Tuesday, Leader of Opposition and SP President Akhilesh Yadav said that health services are stalled in the state, which should be discussed first. When the Speaker refused citing the rules, SP members came to the well and started creating ruckus raising slogans and the proceedings were disrupted. During this, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present in the house. Later, after the discussion on health services was held after the question hour, the SP agreed and the question hour started with a delay of 15 minutes.
Akhilesh Yadav raised many other issues along with health
Initiating the discussion, Leader of Opposition Akhilesh Yadav raised many other issues along with health. He raised questions from custodial deaths to demonstrations and arrests of those showing black flags. He said that today health services are bad, people are not getting ambulance, oxygen. Whereas it was started for the poor. The SP chief said that there is a crisis of medicines across the state and in many places, reports of patients not getting treatment and stretchers have come to the fore. He said that during the Corona period, hospitals raised their hands and had to carry dead bodies on shoulders and motorcycles.
Why are health services in bad shape? Why is the ambulance not reaching the villages? Who is behind the courage to ask for a bribe even for a stretcher? pic.twitter.com/IW4KEfTkOt
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) September 20, 2022
Sending patients to private hospitals
Akhilesh Yadav said that efforts are on to shut down government institutions through privatization. Only government hospitals send patients to private hospitals. He said that the Samajwadi government had given land for a hospital for children and AIIMS in Gorakhpur. Work has not progressed beyond the number of medical colleges that were built under his government.
CM Yogi retaliated
Responding to this, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said in the House that the Leader of the Opposition is preaching to others, but the reality is that he has been in government four times in the state, but during this period there has been an increase in anemia, mother-child rate. He said that due to encephalitis, fear prevails in Gorakhpur and surrounding areas during this season and 1200-1500 deaths occurred. This double engine is the result of the government’s actions that today the deaths due to encephalitis have become zero. The Chief Minister said that the primary health centers were on the verge of closure in the socialist governments and there was a shortage of doctors. Today, due to the efforts of the government, the response time of ambulances has come down and medical colleges are being built in every district.
in Uttar Pradesh…
Medical University is being built for the first time
For the first time, Ayush University is being built for traditional medicine.
— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) September 20, 2022
Where was Akhilesh missing during the Corona period
Responding to Akhilesh’s allegations on the Corona period, the Chief Minister said that where were they missing at that time that they were not even visible. After this, the SP MLAs started dharna in the Well, raising the demand for discussion on law and order as well. Seeing the commotion not stopping, the proceedings of the assembly were adjourned till Wednesday.