Anantapur: Former minister D.L. Ravindra Reddy criticised the YSRC government on two counts on Saturday.
First, he said that the government hospitals in the state are facing a shortage of doctors and nurses, and that it is unclear how the new medical colleges that are being constructed will be run without professors and other faculty.
"Already, Kadapa government hospital alone has at least 1,000 outpatients every day, but there are not enough doctors to treat them," he said. "How will the new medical colleges run with a crunch of doctors and staff?"
Second, Reddy criticised the arrest of Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu in connection with the skill development scam. He said that the CID had not mentioned Naidu's name in its 28-page remand report, and that there was no need to arrest him.
"The former chief minister and leader of the opposition will cooperate with any probe," Reddy said. "There was no need to create panic by arresting him."
Reddy also alleged that it was unfair to shift Naidu to Vijayawada, which is 150 km away from Nandyal, after his arrest.