Tumakuru: Speaking about the death of pregnant woman and two newborns in Tumakuru District Hospital Health Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar said the girl who has now lost her mother has been admitted to orphanage home and afixed deposit of Rs. 5 Lakh has been made in the girl’s name from the Government. Government will also take care of her education, he said.
Addressing mediapersons on Friday November 4, Minister Sudhakar said incidents like these are unacceptable and it is a blot on humanity. I express my sincere regret and I feel extremely sorry for the woman and the two newborns who left this world even before they could see it.
Police Department has been trying to trace the family of the woman since last 36 hours. If the family is not identified Government will take complete responsibility in this case.
“Irrespective of which State the woman belongs to, she should have been treated at the hospital on humanitarian grounds. This incident has indeed created a mistrust on the entire public health system,” Minister expressed his disappointment.
Responding to Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah’s comments Dr.Sudhakar said, “I can produce records regarding number of infant deaths that happened in Mysuru when Siddaramaiah was Chief Minister. Siddaramaiah neither resigned nor sought his Health Minister’s resignation. If he can stoop so low to politicise a death, he is not just unfit to become a leader but also unfit to be called even a human being. Such incidents should not be politicised, Dr. Sudhakar said.
“I will produce documents on the number of deaths happened in government hospitals during Siddaramaiah’s tenure. If Siddaramaiah is ready to resign as Leader of Opposition then I will step down as Health Minister, challenged Dr. K. Sudhakar.