Telangana State Public Health Department Director G Srinivasa Rao’s statement
Hyderabad (Telangana) – Telangana State Public Health Department Director G Srinivasa Rao said, “Christianity is the reason for India’s development. It is because of the grace of Jesus Christ that COVID-19 has decreased. Many people think that it has decreased because we are doing good, but that is not the reality. The cases have reduced because of Jesus Christ.” He made these remarks while speaking at the Semi-Christmas celebrations held in the Bhadradri Kothagudem District.
“COVID subsided because of Jesus”: Telangana Health Director G Srinivas Rao ‘credits Christianity for India’s development’
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) December 21, 2022
Later, he attempted to justify himself after receiving criticism. Rao said that some people wrongly broadcast his speech to tarnish his image. I encourage you to watch the full video of my speech. I had only said that due to the efforts of the Government, the health workers, and the prayers of all religious people, we were able to defeat COVID-19.
My Speech is misrepresented by a section of people to malign my Image. Requesting to watch my full video, I said only that “By the efforts put by Govt, health staff & prayers of all religious, we have overcome Corona”https://t.co/6i0Li83jTc
— Dr. Gadala Srinivasa Rao (@drgsrao) December 21, 2022
Individual of every religion in India may feel that they have defeated COVID-19 due to their faith according to their religion. However, will followers of other faiths, unlike Rao, ever say, “We were able to defeat COVID-19 because of Shriram.”