Deputy CM Sachin Pilot criticizes the government itself for Kota's child deaths
JAIPUR: In a shameful development for the government led by Ashok Gehlot, the head of the state Congress and the deputy chief minister Sachin pilot on Saturday he criticized his handling of infant deaths at JK Lon Hospital in Kota and demanded accountability. Up to 107 babies have died in the hospital in the last 35 days.
After visiting the Kota hospital, he said that the state government could not escape responsibility by pointing the finger at the previous government since this is not a small incident, but a heartbreaking one.
“I think our response to the entire episode could have been more sensitive and more compassionate. After 13 months in government, it may not have any purpose (for us) to continue pointing to the misdeeds or misdeeds of the previous government, Pilot said.
He said: “Up to 107 children have died. Does not stop. I have met some of the disconsolate relatives. I have no words to express your pain and pain. The poor strata of society depend on government hospitals. The implementation of statistics will not help. We must instill confidence in people that this type of incident will not happen again. That is the demand of the people too.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that the people voted for the previous government for their failures and blamed that they will not absolve the current government of its responsibility. “We have been voted. We have to take responsibility and face the consequences. People expected us to comply.
When asking that responsibility be set at all levels, Pilot said: “While we wait for others to be responsible, we must first be accountable to ourselves. The whole state and the country were shaken after the deaths. I think a much more positive and sensitive response from all of us will be appreciated. ” The incident has rekindled the fight between Gehlot-Pilot factions in the state. Just a few days ago, Pilot had publicly protested against the prime minister by grabbing all the attention after the government completed a year in office. This, he had said, despite the good work done by him.
According to sources, Pilot was even ignored in the deliberations for the anniversary celebration. Although Pilot was the CM deputy, it was power minister BD Kalla who was appointed chairman of the cabinet committee to decide on the celebration.