‘Clear bottlenecks, increase random COVID-19 testing’: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that India has not been able to scale up its testing for COVID-19 due to bottlenecks and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the issue.

Rahul in a tweet said, “Experts agree that mass random testing is the key to beating corona. In India, a bottleneck is stopping us from scaling testing from the current 40,000 per day to 1 lakh tests a day, for which test kits are already in stock.”

“PM needs to act fast and clear the bottleneck,” he added.

The former Congress President has been attacking the Centre over the Covid-19 crisis.

On Friday, he said that the government’s decision to freeze Dearness Allowance (DA) of Central government employees and pensioners for a year was insensitive and inhuman, instead the government should have suspended bullet train and Central Vista beautification project.

“It is an insensitive and inhuman decision of the government to cut DA of central employees, pensioners and jawans, serving the public while fighting COVID-19,” Rahul had tweeted.

“Lakhs and crores are being spent on the Bullet Train and Central Vista beautification project which should have been suspended,” Rahul added.