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Gujarat hospital gets makeover ahead of PM’s visit to meet Morbi tragedy injured

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Morbi this morning in the aftermath of the horrifying collapse of the cable suspension bridge across the Machchhu river. Morbi's hospital was busy hiding the shortcomings, the paint work started in the night itself.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Morbi (Gujarat): An overnight overhaul of the Civil Hospital in Gujarat’s Morbi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the victims of the horrific bridge collapse that claimed 134 lives, will on Tuesday meet the victims. Opposition parties have strongly criticized the hospital’s painting.

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The Prime Minister will be in Morbi on Tuesday morning after the fatal accident involving the collapse of the cable suspension bridge on the Machhu river. Of the 134 people who lost their lives in the accident, 47 were children. More than 100 injured people are undergoing treatment, and many of them are admitted to the Civil Hospital in Morbi.

Some walls and parts of the ceiling were repainted, and new water coolers were installed. Bed sheets were also changed in two wards, where about 13 people injured in the bridge accident are admitted. Late night, many people were also seen sweeping the entire campus. The old coolers and the damaged walls and ceilings seen during this massive overhaul seemed to speak of reality.

Such ‘renovations’, usually carried out before the visits of top government functionaries, have come under fire. Opposition parties Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of being busy in ‘event management’ to ensure ‘photoshoot’ of the prime minister.

Describing the accident as a ‘tragedy’, the Congress tweeted in Hindi from its official handle, “Tomorrow PM Modi will go to Morbi’s civil hospital… before that there is paint-painting work going on… gleaming tiles are being installed. … there should be no shortage in PM Modi’s picture, all arrangements are being made for it… He is not ashamed…! So many people have died and they are engaged in eventing…”

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is trying hard to emerge as a major force in the Gujarat Assembly Elections 2022, has also tweeted pictures of the ‘renovation’. The tweet made in Hindi read, “Tomorrow there should be no shortage in PM’s photoshoot, so the hospital is being repaired… If BJP had worked in 27 years, it would have been midnight to shine the hospital. Don’t need…”

RJD wrote on its official Twitter handle, “Today the same hospital is being decorated, where he is going to do food… There is a pile of hundreds of dead bodies inside the hospital… The whole country is saddened by the Gujarat accident, But a particular person is busy and busy in changing the dress and getting photographed….. where the dead bodies are lying, does someone get dyed and painted…?”

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