Congress Continues Heat On Vijay Rupani Govt Over Infant Deaths

Publish On: 05 Mar, 2020 09:18 AM | Updated   |   Harshita  

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil slammed the Vijay Rupani government in Gujarat over the death of infants. He said here on Wednesday that over 20 children died every day over the last two years. 

He added that the govt run hospitals lacked proper facilities. 

For the same, he targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said, "he behaves as a stuntman."

He said, "Modiji is the Prine Minister and he should behave as a statesman and not as a stuntman man. He won his first election from the Ahmedabad and it's the same parliamentary seat that is represented by Amit Shah in the Lok Sabha. And of 4,300 children admitted to the sick-born units in the area, 50 percent died."

Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the Health portfolio, Nitin Patel responded to questions by Congress MLAs in the Assembly and said that 15,013 infants died out of the 1.06 lakhs admitted to units in 2018 and 2019. 

These deaths were reported from sick newborn care units set up in almost all state districts.