When a team from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) visited J K Lon Hospital in Kota where 940 children died in the year 2019, they found broken windows and gates, pigs roaming inside hospital campus and acute shortage of staff reports, India Today.
NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo has issued a show cause notice to Vaibhav Galtiya, Secretary of Medical Education Department in Rajasthan government, and sought an action taken report from him on its findings.
Kanoongo said, “It is evident that there was no glass in windows panes, gates were broken, and as a result the admitted children were suffering with extreme weather condition.” He further added, general upkeep and maintenance of the hospital is in the “worst condition”, and “pigs were found roaming inside the campus of the hospital”.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was also in the news for an insensitive statement on the tragedy. "Deaths happen every year, happen in Jaipur too, there was nothing new about it,” the Chief Minister had said, according to ABP News.
Meanwhile Rajasthan state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Satish Poonia on Monday (31 December) said, that the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was suffering from “short-term memory loss”.
In a press release, Poonia said, “The chief minister has got the disease of short-term memory loss. Looking at him, I had gifted him a book on RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) but now it seems that making incorrect statements against the RSS has become a part of his daily routine.”
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