Kakinada, May 9:
The State government is working to save every single life by providing everything needed to hospitals and Covid Care Centres across the State, Minister for Agriculture Kurasala Kannababu said. About opposition leader N Chandrababu Naidu he charged him with trying to create panic among the people by spreading rumours on N449K virus and defaming the government even during these tough times.
Speaking to the media here on Sunday, the minister said that only Mr Naidu could resort to cheap politics during this pandemic behaving in a way so as to terrorize the people. Scientists across the country had clearly said that the N440K variant was not a deadly
Mr Kannababu said that Mr Naidu had become a big “virus” for the state, that could go to any extent for the sake of politics. As the Leader of the Opposition, instead suggesting better practices to the government, he was creating unrest in the state.
He said that the State government had already announced free vaccinations for people between 18-45 years. As many as two crore people would directly benefit and thus decided to procure over 4 crore doses from vaccine manufacturers at an estimated expense of Rs 1,600 crores.
The government had already approached vaccine companies for the required doses, but with the current production capacity it would take months to vaccinate all the people.