Cong asks BJP not to politicise Kota hospital deaths
The Congress has cautioned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) not to do politics over the death of children in the JK Lon Hospital in Rajasthan's Kota district, where the death toll has reached 104.
Congress Rajasthan in-charge Avinash Pande, while criticising the BJP said: "The party is trying to divert attention from the main issues, and there should be no politics on it. The Chief Minister has invited the Union Health Minister to the state."
"We are saddened by the death of children in the hospital, the Chief Minister is also upset and has sent the health minister to Kota," said Pande.
On Thursday Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi had summoned Avinash Pande and expressed concern over the deaths.
She had directed the Chief Minister to act and make the necessary arrangements so that the death of infants could be prevented.
Facing criticism from various quarters Rajasthan Chief Minister Gehlot tweeted on Thursday: "I welcome specialist delegation of Central government and the state is committed to make Rajasthan 'Nirogi'. The government is sensitive towards the deaths of the children and there should be no politics into it, and in Kota the mortality rate has come down."
Gehlot also said that when he was in power in 2011, he had got the ICU unit installed in the hospital.