Kota Infant Deaths: Death toll has risen to 107 at Kota’s JK Lon Hospital in Rajasthan on Saturday. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has dispatched the multi-disciplinary expert unit to take a look at the situation.
During a press conference, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that “The high level team is being dispatched that include experts from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Health Finance and Regional Director, Health Services from Jaipur, which will reach Kota.”
According to the information, the death toll rises to 107 with two children died in first two days of the New Year. Meanwhile, the tragedy has led to the political spectrum with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BSP chief Mayawati. They are questioning the silence of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party’s General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over the deaths.
Meanwhile, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken a suo motu cognizance of media reports about the death of more than 100 children at a government run hospital in Kota district of Rajasthan in the month of December, 2019.