Rahul lashes out at Modi govt over 'delay' in banning export of ventilators, masks

Rahul lashes out at Modi govt over 'delay' in banning export of ventilators, masks

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the "delay" in the government's decision to ban the export of essential life-saving equipment like ventilators and surgical masks amid coronavirus outbreak.

The government had on March 19 banned export of all ventilators, surgical/disposable masks and textile raw material used for making masks with immediate effect in wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

"Respected Prime Minister, WHO's advice 1. Ventilator 2. Surgical Mask, why did the Indian government allow the export of all these things until March 19, instead of keeping sufficient stock? Which kind of forces has encouraged these games? Isn't this a criminal conspiracy?" asked Rahul Gandhi in a tweet in Hindi.