Government neglecting swine flu outbreak: Prem Kumar Dhumal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Feb 25, 2015 17:30 IST

Senior BJP leader and former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Wednesday the outbreak of swine flu was a serious issue but the state government was not doing anything to bring it under control.

“The government has failed to provide medicines to contain the H1N1 virus and now people have started using the traditional system of treatment to contain the disease,” he added.

Dhumal alleged though the law and order situation in the state had deteriorated government agencies were “sleeping over it”. “The case a five year old boy who has been reported missing in Hamirpur for the past one week had created a sense of insecurity among the district's residents, but no concrete steps have been taken to track down the boy who, according to his parents, might had been kidnapped. Instead of engaging in dirty politics the state government should give proper attention towards the issues concerning the public,” he said.

Justifying the land bill in Parliament, Dhumal accused the Congress and other opposition parties of politicking on the issue. “This bill is in the larger interests of the Indian people and the BJP has agreed to discuss suggestions given by other parties. As such there's no need to play politics over the bill. It's a matter of great shock that even social activists like Anna Hazare have also come out against the bill. Everyone should join hands with the BJP led government at the centre to support all such bills that were in the larger interests of the country,” he added.

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