Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of using Covid as a cover for SNP failings at “every turn.”
According to one MSP, NICOLA STURGEON is using coronavirus as a smokescreen for a slew of SNP failures.
Despite what Ms Sturgeon claims, Scottish Conservative MSP Jamie Greene told GB News that a string of leadership failures by the First Minister, both during the pandemic and prior to it, are to blame for the spiraling health and other crises, as Scotland sets a new record for the worst A&E waiting times for the fifth time in six weeks.
“Every week, the problem of the health care comes up at the First Minister’s questions,” Mr Greene added.
“As you can see, the exchanges are a little tense, but that’s because Nicola Sturgeon is under a lot of pressure – the focus is on her!”
Ms Sturgeon is exploiting the Covid epidemic as a front and a smokescreen for her government’s shortcomings, according to the Scottish Tory.
Mr Greene went on to claim that many of Ms Sturgeon’s actions as Health Secretary had now become “consequences,” such as long hospital wait times, a shortage of beds for patients in need of care, and the ambulance “horror.”
The announcement comes as the Scottish government is obliged to call in the army to deal with a driver shortage and abnormally long patient drop-off waits.
The epidemic was blamed by the Scottish government for the country’s healthcare shortages.
It comes as frontline doctor and Scottish Conservative MSP Dr Sundesh Gulhane criticised Ms Sturgeon, accusing her of ignoring doctors’ warnings about an imminent crisis.
He also accused the First Minister of failing to acknowledge the issue’ reality.
In the week leading up to September 12, only 71.5 percent of those who went to A&E were seen within four hours.
According to NHS Scotland records, the figure is down from 74.6 percent the prior week.
In the week of September 12, 1,895 people out of 27,354 (6.9%) who visited emergency departments in Scotland waited more than eight hours to be seen.
551 people (2% of the total) waited more than 12 hours.
The Scottish Government has set a goal of seeing 95% of patients within four hours.
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine released a statement on Monday as well. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”