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‘Provide treatment to Almora family hit by rare neuro disease’

The Congress on Thursday asked the Uttarakhand government to provide proper treatment to an Almora-based family whose three members had died due to an extremely rare neurological disorder

dehradun Updated: Apr 27, 2017 19:16 IST
Prithviraj Singh
Uttarakhand News
Congress state unit president Kishore Upadhyay (left) address the media in Dehradun on Thursday. (Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

The Congress on Thursday asked the Uttarakhand government to provide proper treatment to an Almora-based family whose three members had died due to an extremely rare neurological disorder.

The plight of the family in Khajurani village came to light recently after BJP legislator Mahesh Negi wrote to chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

The MLA claimed that 17-year-old Sarita Bisht of the family had died due to starvation. The district administration, however, blamed the neuro disease for her death.

Addressing a press conference in Dehradun, Congress state unit chief Kishore Upadhyaya said the family’s three members Lal Singh Bisht, his son Khushal and Khushal’s daughter Sarita had due to the disease.

He said the government should admit remaining members of the family to AIIMS in Delhi or any other top hospital.

“Lal Singh’s second son Arjun and his another granddaughter Nitu are suffering from the disease. Imagine a situation where the family is living in the fear that someone will die owing to the disease in coming days,” he said.

“The state government has provided them food but the family is yet to get needed medical,” said Upadhyay.

“If the state government is unable to provide required medical help to them, it must allow us to take up the task. The Congress will make necessary arrangements for their treatment,” he said.