After fake ventilator scam of Gujarat hit the national headlines, now the substandard sanitiser scam has come to light in Gujarat. As per the news, as many as 32,000 bottles of substandard sanitiser worth Rs. 48 lakh has been procured by Gujarat government since the outbreak of Corona in the state.
According to a news published by Ahmedabad Mirror, as many as 32,000 sanitiser bottles have been reported to be of substandard after the testing being conducted by FDCA. Moreover, the testing took more than 2 months to reveal the result during which the sanitisers have reached to almost all the public health centres, police stations and secretariat, which in many ways have kept people in dark that the sanitiser is keeping them safe.
It is worthy to note here that the corona mortality rate in Gujarat is 5.82%, much higher than nation’s average of 3.04%.
Minister of State for Home Pradipsinh Jadeja has also admitted that the sanitisers are of poor quality. Such issue raises two serious questions – one, why did the Gujarat government, not test the sanitisers, before sending it further to the public departments, and number two, why did it take more than 40 days to get the sanitisers tested and report to be confirmed.
Earlier, the Rupani government has been questioned over ventilator scam too. This leads to the question that whether Rupani government is trying to earn money out of the pandemic keeping the lives of people at stake.