Meghalaya Mahila Congress questions govt rationale on extending lockdown
Mahila Congress President, Joplyn Shylla, in a press statement also questioned the urgency of Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Assam Chief Minister, asserting that the SOPs were followed.
The State Mahila Pradesh Congress Committee has questioned the rationale behind extending the lockdown till May 24, without any clear-cut goal.
The committee stated that the lockdown will affect the marginalised section of society, the daily wagers, daily labourers, those engaged in regular small business enterprises and others who depend on day-to-day activities, unlike those who are assured of drawing a regular salary and perks.
Mahila Congress President, Joplyn Shylla, in a press statement also questioned the urgency of Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Assam Chief Minister, asserting that the SOPs were not followed.
“Today, we are facing a human health crisis and an economic crisis too, the people expect the MDA government to spell out what type of economic emergency actionable policies or support it is planning to give to the affected and when will such actionable plan take effect?” she said.
Shylla said that the government had spelt out that it would be initiating the vaccination for people aged between 18-44, and also for those above 45 years, however, the committee has received complaints from various sections of the society that all slots have been booked for vaccination on the portal www.cowin.gov.in.
She suggested that either a different format of registration needs to be done by the state health department, or it needs to think of a different strategy to achieve the target instead of relying on the application that was proposed by the central government.
The Mahila Congress President also raised questions about the silence of the regional parties in the MDA government when the state is going through a crisis.
The party has urged the state Health Department to include changes in its registration process to cover all sections of society irrespective of whether they have any ID cards or not so that everyone avails the opportunity to be vaccinated.
They also stressed that the state government should ensure that vaccination centres receive uniform vaccine vials as per the mandate of the central government so that everyone can avail the opportunity.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)
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