Bengaluru, Jul 7: Former Health minister and Congress MLA UT Khader has alleged that the state government has purchased coronavirus equipment for more than twice the actual price.
"Rs 500 sanitizers have been purchased for Rs 900 and Rs 9,000 has been paid to Rs 1200 for the thermal metre by the government. Instead of asking to allow him to work, Mr B Sriramulu, being health minister he must work for the people," he said.
He said that three months have passed since the pandemic started but the state government is still struggling to send ambulances to needy patients.
"Instead of ambulance it is sending final rights vehicle to needy people," Khader said.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 23,474 coronavirus cases in Karnataka including 13,255 and 372 deaths.
U T Khader alleges scam in purchase of corona equipments by Karnataka govt