Nepali Congress concludes Oli government has failed to deal with Covid-19 crisisThe main opposition has decided to submit a memorandum to the prime minister, raising the issues that the administration should address.
The Nepali Congress has concluded that the government has completely failed in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis and decided to submit memorandums, collected from all 77 districts, to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
The decision was made during a Central Working Committee meeting of the party on Monday.
The party also instructed all its party committees to raise the issue of the Oli government's failure, according to Ramesh Lekhak, a central working committee member.
The party concluded that the Oli government has failed to manage adequate medical equipment on time, control corruption in medical equipment procurement, manage quarantine facilities, expand testing facilities and ensure adequate number of testing kits.
“These all have resulted in a haywire situation in the country,” said the party.
The party has said that the government has failed to bring back Nepali citizens from the Persian Gulf, Malaysia and other countries where Nepalis go for work.
The government has also poorly handled the return of Nepalis stranded in India, said Lekhak.
“The government has not done anything except imposing the lockdown and extending it time and again,” said Lekhak.
The primary opposition party has also demanded that the government make it transparent how it spent Rs 10billion that it claims to have used to fight Covid-19.
Nepal has so far reported 14 Covid-19 deaths and more than 3,000 infections. Reports are rife from across the country that quarantine facilities are so poorly managed that they could turn into Covid-19 hotspots.
“People are dying of hunger, traders and businesspeople are looking for stimulus packages, the economy is in the dire need of recovery, but the government has turned a deaf ear and a blind eye to all these problems,” said Lekhak while reading out the party's decisions.