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Siddaramaiah alleges under reporting of COVID deaths in Karnataka

Alleging under reporting of COVID-19 deaths, Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah accused the BJP government in the State of trying to ‘cover up’ its gross mismanagement and negligence.

“There are serious under reporting issues with respect to Covid-19 deaths. Jalappa hospital has reported 4 deaths between Sep. 19, 12 p.m. and Sep. 20, 12 p.m. But, the bulletin on Sept. 20 has reported 0 deaths in Kolar,” Mr. Siddaramaiah tweeted sharing pictures of the report.

“What is the govt trying to hide by under reporting? Is it your failure?” he asked, tagging Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, Health Minister B. Sriramulu and Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar in a tweet.

“Under reporting will have serious implications on the preparedness of the stakeholders providing health care and also on the behaviour of the people. Yediyurappa govt is trying to cover up its gross mismanagement and negligence. There has to be more transparency and accountability,” he added. PTI

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