Adityanath govt hid Covid-19 death figures in Uttar Pradesh, says Akhilesh Yadav | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday accused the Uttar Pradesh authorities of hiding the Covid-19 death figures, and claimed the state authorities didn’t need to give the statistics because it didn’t need to assist the folks. He additionally highlighted the problem of academics dying throughout panchayat ballot obligation in the state.
“The government did not give the statistics pertaining to the Covid-19 deaths, nor any help was given to them. They (UP government) did not give the statistics of Covid-19 deaths, as they did not want to help (the people),” he informed reporters.
“When the teachers went on (panchayat poll) duty, it was said that only three teachers died (on poll duty due to Covid-19). Later, when organisations and we raised questions, the government had to admit that actually how many lives were lost,” the SP chief mentioned.
A academics’ physique had earlier claimed that over 1,600 academics and staff of the Basic Education Department have died in Uttar Pradesh because the first week of April on account of Covid-19, and mentioned that 90 per cent of them have been on panchayat polls obligation.
However, Satish Chandra Dwivedi, the UP minister of state (unbiased cost) for primary schooling, had mentioned that every one these deaths can’t be attributed to election obligation and in accordance with authorities information, solely three academics had died on account of Covid-19.
On May 31, the UP Cabinet had authorized a monetary help of Rs 30 lakh for the kin of authorities personnel who died on obligation through the not too long ago-held panchayat election, together with those that succumbed to Covid-19 inside 30 days of ballot obligation, a spokesperson mentioned.
The Cabinet had additionally authorized growing the ex-gratia quantity from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 30 lakh.
“The length of obligation as outlined by the Election Commission of India was the idea on which the State Election Commission had formed the guidelines, in which the duration of Covid-19 infection and death was not considered. Hence, for the ex-gratia, death due to Covid-19 within 30 days from election duty has been made the eligibility criteria,” a state authorities spokesperson had mentioned.

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