Jaipur: Deaths of infants in Rajasthan has led to infighting in the Congress government in the state. The Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, has said that escaping responsibility by pointing fingers at previous government for the infants deaths do not serve any purpose.
Sachin Pilot said, “I think our response to the entire episode could have been more sensitive and more compassionate. After 13 months in government, it may not serve any purpose (for us) to keep pointing towards the previous government’s wrongdoing or misdeeds.”
Around 107 infants died at the J. K. Lone Hospital in Kota district in the month of December. The infants died of hypothermia which could have been avoided if warming equipments were there at the hospital.
The Deputy Chief Minister has come against the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s handling of the situation and shows there is a rift between the two leaders in the state.
Meanwhile, reports say that a government run hospital in Bikaner in Rajasthan has recorded an astounding 162 deaths of children in December. The head of the hospital has denied any negligence on the part of the hospital and said that all efforts were done to save lives.
The children took birth and Primary Healthcare Centers and Community Health Centers which again points to the negligence of basic health services by the government to poor people who depend on these medical facilities.