Bhubaneswar, Oct 9 (LocalWire): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today held a press conference here and attacked the BJD over their alleged misleading statement on delay in compensation for kin of deceased COVID Warriors.
BJP Spokesperson Prithiviraj Harichandan said that the state government had earlier claimed that out of the 60 names sent to the Centre, only one got the compensation and termed the allegations as false and misleading.
“The reality is that the state has sent only 47 names and claims of only 42 have been submitted.
While one got compensation, the insurance firms are examining claims of others,” he said.
On the other hand the leader said that many ventilators sent by the Centre to the state for Coronavirus management were not used in the state in treatment.
“The Centre sent hundreds of ventilators which could be used in ICUs to save Corona patients but they were not utilized properly. If more ventilators and ICUs are used, we can save more patients,” he said.