Dehradun: There is an outcry in the country due to Corona virus. New cases of corona virus are coming out everyday. At the same time, treatment of corona patients is also being done continuously. Meanwhile, the official residence of the Chief Minister in Uttarakhand is now being converted into a Kovid Care Center. The official residence of the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, almost a decade old, is now being converted into a Kovid Care Center. This was announced by Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat himself.
Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said that he is getting his official residence ready for the treatment of Kovid patients during the possible third wave. Rawat said, ‘There is no dearth of preparations for the third wave. Now there are more Kovid dedicated hospitals here. In addition to the already available hospitals, 500-500 bedded hospitals have been set up at both Rishikesh and Haldwani with the help of DRDO.
At the same time, the Chief Minister said that the District Magistrates have been asked to keep one or two hotels in such a condition which can be converted into Kovid Care Centers if needed. Rawat said, ‘We will do anything to effectively deal with the third wave of Kovid-19. I am also getting the CM residence ready to house the Kovid patients during the third wave.
He said that no one had imagined that the second wave of the epidemic would be so powerful. But we faced the challenge and increased the facilities in the entire state. I went to Kovid Care Centers and Hospitals in all 13 districts wearing PPE kits and got to know about the status of the facilities and the problems of the patients. When asked about preparing the Chief Minister’s residence for Kovid patients, State Congress Vice President Suryakant Dhasmana said that Chief Minister Rawat himself does not want to go to that residence and therefore he wants to keep Kovid patients there.
Such perception about CM residence
On the other hand, the official residence of the Chief Minister on Cantt Road, which was completed a decade ago, is reportedly considered ill-fated for the Chief Ministers living here as none of the Chief Ministers living in it could complete their term. From Vijay Bahuguna to Trivendra Singh Rawat, no Chief Minister could complete his term here and he was prematurely departed from the post. It is believed that former Chief Minister Harish Rawat also avoided going here for the same reason but still he lost in the elections and could not return to power.
High Court had reprimanded
The Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday slammed the state government for its alleged lack of preparedness in view of the third wave. A division bench of High Court Chief Justice RS Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma had asked, “Will the state government wake up from its sleep only when our children start dying in the third wave.”
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