The BJP hit again saying that Malik ought to both give proof or apologise for levelling “false” and “baseless” allegations, and mentioned he ought to step down from the put up.
Malik’s allegations come days after the Centre banned the export of Remdesivir injections in view of a sudden spike in demand as a result of surge in Covid-19 instances. Remdesivir is listed to be used in severe coronavirus sufferers within the Scientific Administration Protocols for Covid-19 as an investigational remedy.
Taking to Twitter, Malik, the state minority affairs minister, mentioned, “It’s unhappy and surprising that when Authorities of Maharashtra requested 16 export firms for Remdesivir, we have been advised that the Central authorities has requested them to not provide the medication to Maharashtra. These firms have been warned, in the event that they did, their license shall be cancelled.”
He mentioned this was a harmful precedent and beneath these circumstances, the state authorities could have no alternative however to grab the inventory of Remdesivir from these exporters and provide it to the needy.
In his earlier tweets, he mentioned, “There are 16 export oriented models within the nation which have 20 lakh vials of Remdesivir. Since exports at the moment are banned by the federal government, these models are searching for permission to promote this medication within the nation, however the central authorities is denying the identical.”
“The federal government says it ought to be bought by way of seven firms which are producing it. These seven firms are refusing to take accountability. It is a determination making disaster.
“Whereas there’s a requirement of this medication and availability too, a fast determination is the necessity of the hour. This drawback have to be solved and the vials have to be equipped to the federal government hospitals in all states instantly,” the NCP chief added.
Talking to reporters later, Malik mentioned, “Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was making an attempt to talk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over cellphone (on the difficulty), however was advised that he (PM) is on a tour of West Bengal…This exhibits that the BJP is extra occupied with successful elections than tackling this disaster.”
When contacted, state BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhaye reacted sharply saying, “As a substitute making such wild and baseless allegations, Nawab Malik ought to present proof or else he ought to apologise. It’s excessive time that Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) stops the blame sport and does its job of dealing with the pandemic.”
BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar additionally mentioned that Malik ought to present proof of his allegations that Centre has requested the Remdesivir exporters to not promote their medication within the state.
In a video message, he mentioned, “Malik simply mentioned that the Centre has pressurised Remdesivir firms to not promote their exportable inventory in Maharashtra or they are going to face motion. I need Malik to offer proof of it or he ought to resign from his put up as state minority affairs minister.”
“Malik’s allegations are nothing however absolute lie and shamelessness. He must also apologise to the residents of the state. There may be an acute scarcity of beds and oxygen however the ministers are hiding,” he added.
Chief of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council and BJP chief Pravin Darekar demanded Malik’s resignation for making “false” accusations in opposition to the union authorities.
“Malik has levelled these allegations merely to cover the incompetence of the state authorities. The individuals within the state are dying due to lack of oxygen provide. Malik made the costs to divert the eye,” he mentioned.
“The minister ought to come give proof to help his allegations or step down from the put up,” he mentioned.
After union authorities’s ban on exports of Remdesivir, a sizeable inventory of which is in Maharashtra, the state authorities had requested the Centre to permit these firms to promote it in home market. Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope and FDA minister Rajendra Shingane had admitted that the state would face a scarcity of 12,000 to 15,000 vials until April 21.