"Rahul Gandhi is not a doctor": AgVa Healthcare challenges him over "sub-standard ventilator" allegation
New Delhi : Ventilator-manufacturer AgVa Healthcare on Tuesday challenged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his remarks of "sub-standard" ventilators and claimed that he is not a doctor to make any of such comments. The firm also mentioned that they will be more than happy to give a demonstration of their product to him.
Some of the ventilators procured to tackle the coronavirus outbreak have been bought from indigenous manufacturer AgVa through the PMCares fund, in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Self-Reliant India" initiative.
Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the government has been mishandling the whole pandemic situation and blamed them of purchasing sub-standard ventilators from the PMCARES fund.
His July 5 tweet on the subject read: "#PMCares opacity is: 1. Putting Indian lives at risk. 2. Ensuring public money is used to buy sub-standard products."
Professor Diwakar Vaish, co-founder AgVa Healthcare, said, "Rahul Gandhi is not a doctor. He is an intelligent man. He should have done due diligence before making such allegations. He should have consulted doctors. I am ready to give a detailed demonstration in the hospital on any patient," reported news agency ANI.
Mr Gandhi had tagged a news report from Huffpost, headlined, "PMCARES Ventilator Maker AgVa Fudged Software To Hide Poor Performance, Ex-Employees Say".