Shillong: Meghalaya deputy chief minister and NPP leader Prestone Tynsong has termed the Opposition Congress’s concern on how the government is handling the COVID situation in the state as ‘playing petty politics’.
During a media briefing on Tuesday, Tynsong said that to reveal the names of the COVID patients was not coherent to medical ethics.
Tynsong’s response comes amid Congress spokesperson Zenith Sangma raising concerns and discontentment on how the state government was handling the COVID situation in the state.
“Medical ethics does not allow revealing the names or either the sickness the person if suffering from. I have seen recently the Congress Spokesperson Honourable Zenith Sangma has raised an issue. Recently we had a meeting which was convened by the Speaker, and in the meeting few MLAs had insisted that that the list of those positive cases should be made public. However from the government’s end when we talk about medical ethics in fact universal ethics, secrecy is important,” said Tynsong.
He further questioned if it was fair for a person to tell others what sickness one was suffering from.
Tynsong added that it was surprising because the Leader of Opposition Dr Mukul Sangma agreed on these medical ethics. “It seems like Zenith Sangma has never consulted with his brother (Dr Mukul Sangma),” said Tynsong.
Tynsong said that raising this concern is nothing but the playing petty politics.
Congress leader Zenith Sangma on Monday had said that revealing the names of the positive patients will only help the people to take precautions.