Ballari: Two patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a hospital in Ballari allegedly died during a power cut, a charge denied by the Karnataka government, saying it was ready to investigate the issue. ready which shook the state assembly. Thursday. Moula Hussain (35) suffering from kidney-related ailments and Chettamma (30), a snakebite victim, died on Wednesday at 9.30 am and 9.35 am at Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) in Ballari, the district headquarters town. AM respectively.
Some reports have attributed the deaths to power cuts at the Government Medical College Hospital and a faulty power generator or backup. Denying the allegation, VIMS and the government said the deaths were not due to power cuts, and backup was readily available. However, the relatives of the patient allege that he died due to the bandh.
In the assembly, the opposition Congress claimed that three people died due to alleged negligence on the part of the government and demanded the resignation of Health Minister K Sudhakar.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah said that there was power cut from 8 am to 10:30 am and also the generator was not working and three people died in ICU as ventilators. Went. didn’t work. Also, questioning why the generators were not kept easily available in working condition, he further said that strict action should be taken against the erring officials and compensation of Rs 25 lakh each should be immediately given to the family of the deceased. should go.
Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JC Madhuswamy, referring to the “language used in the notice” by the Leader of the Opposition to raise the issue, said this was not expected from Siddaramaiah. “The letter stated that the government was directly responsible for the deaths, and that they were not accidental, but a government-sponsored murder … what is it?” The minister asked. This led to a heated argument between Madhuswamy and Siddaramaiah, in which MLAs from both sides also participated. Ballari district in-charge minister B Sriramulu, in his reply on behalf of the government, shared details about the two deaths and said they were not due to power outages. “The health problem he was battling with has led to his death,” he said.