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Sampad Giri

After reading this article till the end, I am now more convinced that this is a fault of the state govts. While the writing is biased to present an anti BJP posture, but the reality cannot be subverted. E.g. Center was 8 months late - which govt in the world predicted COVID to be so huge in March and would sanction oxygen plants? Nevertheless many gullible citizens might still not see the reality.

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Bhawishya Sabharwal

What about state governments aren't they responsible for health infrastructures in their respective States..If not then they don't have the right to rule where were they when people were violating guidelines. They weren't strict because they knew buck could be passed on to the centre

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Ankur Maheshwari

Instead of playing the blame game can we focus on solving the crisis now please ? We'll have plenty of time later to blame state & central governments once people who are fighting death get oxygen. I am sure it doesn't matter to them at this stage whether money was eaten up by was with state or center. All that matters for now is how to fix this ? And fix it immediately before there are no people to tell your blame stories.

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Moosa Khan

Where is Ambani's and Adani's FUND 🙏

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Michael Makhwan

Kejriwal and thackeray should reply is the center claim money was given from the pm cares fund to build oxygen plants, your silence will say you are at fault, if it is a conspiracy by the Centre to hide its failure, come on the news channels and reply, people are dying without oxygen

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Keshava M P

Thank you for a very balanced analysis. The only regret is it is closer to post mortem. Request you to check something now, which could affect future and write. It will be twice as effective, and will have actionable and monitorable points. I know I am requesting journalist to go beyond his scope, but I see that this journalist has a good analysis and a balanced view and unlikely to get dragged into us v/s them fights. Thanks!

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RUSSEL IAN

The bare truth is out but cannot be stomached,,we don't have Covid as the enemy but one Larger than Covid is the one denying and showing an act of hypocrisy

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Vishal Vohra

What a way to whitewash the incapable state govts and insinuate that center did not act!! Even if tenders awarded in Dec, the state gifts had 4 months to establish the plants but no action taken!!

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Gopalan R

And if the installations not done, why no voices raised then, why now after the states are exposed?

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Anudeep Sadashivappa

The article repeatedly mentions tenders were not issued for oxygen plants 8 months into the pandemic. The usage of oxygen as an effective treatment was published only in June 2020. ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7319633/ This by no means absolves our government response. just wanted to point out.

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Komaragiri Ramachandra Rao

The real issue in our country is never the government or the pupil who keep voicing away to eternity. The silent killers are the corrupt contractors who are not governed by ethics or government of the day or even the consumer. I presume they are governed by their own dynamics of networking translating to profits and never ever even aware that they always had blood on their hands

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Komaragiri Ramachandra Rao

The real issue in our country is never the government or the pupil who keep voicing away to eternity. The silent killers are the corrupt contractors who are not governed by ethics or government of the day or even the consumer. I presume they are governed by their own dynamics of networking translating to profits and never ever even aware that they always had blood on their hands

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vivekanand A

So...the article released I. January ,was not fact checked like this Article...your article is 100% truth while the other journalist is writing from his brains.?