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Gujarat hospital slammed for focusing more on PM's ‘photoshoots’ than on injured

Gujarat hospital slammed for focusing more on PM's ‘photoshoots’ than on injured

TUESDAY, November 01, 2022

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Morbi Civil hospital in Gujrat, saying the painting had been done so the prime minister can hold “photoshoots”.

On Sunday evening, a suspension bridge collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi district, leading to the death of more than 130 people and hundreds more injured, many of whom are being treated at this hospital.

The AAP shared a video clip on its official Twitter account showing the hospital allegedly being painted before Modi’s visit on Tuesday. The clip was captioned: “141 people are dead, hundreds are missing, no action has been taken against the real culprits, but BJP workers are busy covering up to prepare for the photo shoot.”

The renovation, which is not uncommon ahead of visits by top government functionaries, often sparks criticism.

The Congress also took to social media to share photographs saying the hospital was being freshly painted and new tiles being installed to prepare for the PM’s visit. It also slammed the prime minister, saying: “They are not ashamed! So many people died and they are engaged in preparing for an event.”

AAP Delhi MLA Naresh Balyan also remarked on the issue, tweeting: “There is a limit to shamelessness.”

Gujarat Congress spokesperson Hemang Raval commented on the issue, writing: “When so many people are dying, painting and decoration work is happening at the civil hospital in Morbi. The BJP is only known for its event management. There are two types of disasters, but the BJP in Gujarat is the third type of disaster. Instead of painting and decorating, they should ensure that the patients get proper treatment.”

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