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Take action against health officials: BJP

Through an adjournment notice BJP members Raghav Ram Mishra, Ramji Singh and Shyamnandand Singh demanded action against health and education department officials who administered the Vitamin A dose to the children on December 1.

india Updated: Dec 16, 2006 11:32 IST

Through an adjournment notice BJP members Raghav Ram Mishra, Ramji Singh and Shyamnandand Singh demanded action against health and education department officials who administered the Vitamin A dose to the children on December 1.

Criticising the State government for maintaining lackadaisical attitude, the BJP members said neither the inquiry was completed nor action taken against the culprits said the BJP members. They even lashed at the State government for not paying adequate compensation to the family members of the children of primary school, Lalkuan Bhed Mandi who had died or fallen sick after taking the dose.

BJP leaders condemned the government for ordering lathi charge on the people who were protesting the death of the children. The leader of the teacher group Om Prakash Sharma alleged that while the government was protecting the officers and the company that supplied the drug, action was taken against the innocent teachers.

Member of the teachers group Dr YD Singh said neither teachers nor doctors were responsible for the tragedy. They said action should be taken against the company that supplied the drug and the officers who purchased and distributed the consignment without laboratory test.

Leader of the house Ahmed Hasan said the Vitamin doses was administered to the children under the Central government scheme and the drug was supplied by UNICEF. He informed the house that samples of the drug had been dispatched for laboratory test.

At the same time he added that irregularities were also detected in the polio vaccination programme. However, later the State government brought reforms in the polio vaccination drive and controlled the increasing number of cases.

Rejecting the adjournment notice the Chairman Vidhan Parishad Chaudhary Sukram Singh Yadav directed the government to give adequate economic assistance to the family members of the victim and include issues raised by the members in the inquiry.. Congress leader Naseeb Pathan drew the attention of the house towards the kidnapping of Ankit, son of SGPGIMS employee. BJP leader Seema Rizvi said in Etah the kidnappers have displayed the rate list at various corners of the district.

Earlier the member of the teachers group Panchanand Rai raised the issue of fake firearm licence in Mau and Aazmgarh districts. He said large numbers of firearms are in possession of people who have licences of Nagaland, Assam, Jammu and Kashmir. Leader of the house said government has already ordered inquiry into the matter. RLD member Munna Singh Chauhan said government should withdraw gunners provided to history sheeters and criminals.