The new Labor leader and British politician Keir Stammer has said that failure to provide sufficient equipment for frontline workers and lack of on-time testing have been “serious mistakes” in handling coronavirus pandemic.
According to the international news agency, Sir keir Starmer, Sir Keir Stammer has stated in an article that the ministers took too long to examine why they were “so far behind” testing.
He asked for a “national vaccine programme” to deal with Covid-19.
He also said the ministers should publish an “exit strategy” to deal with the lockdown.
Sir Keir said while writing the article, “The Labour Party I lead will do our bit to offer solutions.
“But we will also speak for those who have been ignored, and where we see mistakes we are under a duty to expose them to ensure that they are rectified as soon as possible.”
The international news agency stated that the government promised to dramatically increase coronavirus testing to 100,000 a day by the end of April.
Sir Keir said, its “greater clarity” over-testing “should have come sooner”.
“Now the focus must be on making sure the promise of 100,000 tests is delivered and that these tests reach those who need them most, including our frontline NHS staff,”
He added that the UK now required to be ready to “protect the entire population” from the virus as soon as the vaccine is developed.
“That means building vaccination centers in towns and cities across the country, working with world leaders to guarantee global supply and ensuring key workers and the most vulnerable are at the front of the queue,”
“We have heard too many stories of staff unable to get the equipment they need to keep them safe or to adequately care for patients”
Ministers should also set out when the social distancing measures might be lifted and their plan for economic recovery to protect the hardest hit,
Sir Keir termed coronavirus as a “national emergency” and a “global emergency”.