The Union authorities on Tuesday banned the export of ventilators, different ICU tools and sanitizers with speedy impact in wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Ministry of Commerce issued an order prohibiting the export of ventilators and sanitizers.

Previously on March 19, the federal government had banned the export of all surgical/disposable masks and textile uncooked materials used for making masks.

On Monday, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi accused the Narendra Modi authorities of delaying its choice to ban the export of life-saving tools like ventilators amid the coronavirus outbreak, suggesting a “criminal conspiracy”.

“Respected Prime Minister, why did the Indian government allow the export of all these things till March 19 contrary to WHO’s advice to keep sufficient stock of ventilators and surgical masks. Which forces encouraged these games? Isn’t this a criminal conspiracy,” Gandhi requested in a tweet in Hindi.

Rahul Gandhi additionally tagged a information report which claimed that India didn’t stockpile coronavirus protecting tools for well being employees regardless of WHO pointers in this regard.

The Congress on Monday additionally demanded the dismissal of Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and the ministry’s secretary for “allowing the export of masks and ventilators” until March 19 regardless of WHO warning on the coronavirus outbreak a lot earlier.

“Dear PM, Should you not sack Union Commerce Minister and Commerce Secretary for permitting exports of ventilators, surgical masks, face masks, raw material for masks/coveralls up till March 19,” Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala stated.

“Was this not playing with the health of doctors and paramedics staff and with Coronavirus patients who need ventilators. How was their export allowed?” Surjewala stated.

“This is criminal as our own doctors, nurses, patients are facing acute shortage of masks and other equipment, besides ventilators,” he stated.

Rebutting the Congress cost, BJP chief Amit Malviya on Monday stated the choice was taken on January 31, a lot earlier than any WHO advisory got here.

He additionally shared on Twitter a textile ministry assertion which gave particulars of the selections taken by it in coordination with the well being ministry.

“The government of India had banned the export of N95 masks, body overalls and 2-3 ply masks on 31 Jan itself, much before any WHO advisory. N95 respirators and body overalls being the most critical personal protective gear for COVID-19, haven’t been allowed to be exported since,” Malviya, BJP IT cell in-charge, tweeted.

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