The report Power isn’t Delhi’s right (May 5) is an unfortunate statement for hapless citizens. People look to the government for providing basic amenities, and if these are found wanting, approaching the court is the next logical move. While no clear-cut demarcation can be drawn for duties, it would be best if the government and the judiciary worked together for the people’s interest.
Death by apathy
Apropos of the editorial Born only to die (May 7), though Kerala is a showcase state in relation to health indicators like infant mortality and life expectancy, the attitude displayed by the Minister for Health and Family Welfare, PK Sreemathi, on the death of nearly 40 new-born babies in a hospital does no credit to the state government. Improving the public healthcare should be a priority of the government as it requires a level of political commitment which Sreemathi and her government lack. It is hoped the state government will pay attention to prevent deaths wherever possible.
The reluctance on the part of the state government to accept responsibility for the death of 40 infants in a state hospital is inexcusable. Adding fuel to fire is PK Sreemathi’s callous statement. This showcases the sorry state of affairs in the state. Cases like these cement our thoughts that we are safe in private hands.
Nightmare in Delhi
The ongoing development fiasco in Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games that entails shopping malls, luxury five-star hotels, more flyovers, broad roads with no footpaths will only add to Delhi becoming more of concrete jungle. This development is only for people living in multi-storeyed apartments and big houses.
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