Navigation Links
Kerala Opposition's Unique Protest Over Fever Deaths

Thiruvananthapuram, Members of the Congress-led opposition in Kerala Tuesday remained glued to their seats in the assembly even after it was adjourned - to protest against a raging fever that has killed 76 people.

"We are prepared to sit through the entire proceedings for the day. Our only demand is that the government should be prepared for a discussion on this alarming situation," pleaded former chief minister Oommen Chandy, now leader of the United Democratic Front (UDF).

When Speaker K. Radhakrishnan disallowed the opposition from speaking on the issue, opposition members trooped towards his chamber shouting slogans against the government.

The speaker then adjourned the house for the day. But the UDF members decided to remain in the legislature till its normal closure time. Earlier, Health Minister P.K. Sreemathi said the chikungunya-related fever plaguing Kerala had been worse during the Congress regime until 2006.

"In 2003, 1.85 million people were down with (chikungunya) fever, 1.41 million in 2004, 1.8 million in 2005 and 236,804 in 2006. This year, till now, only 1.06 million people have been affected by the fever. So by all means we have done a better job in tackling the fever," Sreemathi said.

She said that there had been 76 deaths in the two most affected districts of Kottayam and Pathanamthitta. Chandy, however, hit out at the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and said the government had done nothing to get funds from New Delhi to tackle the spread of the disease that can prove fatal without timely treatment.

"This scheme was floated in November 2005 during our tenure. Last year, a central government report said that of the states listed for the scheme, Kerala was the worst in terms of implementation," said Chandy.

"This is indeed a shame and of the Rs.1.77 billion allotted, only Rs.250 million was availed. But when it was allocated here it w ent for other schemes. This is a serious lapse," he added.

Chandy also criticised the government for not taking any action to appoint medical professionals in the health department. Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan reiterated that there was no emergency situation in the state and the spread of the mosquito-borne fever has come down dramatically and that things were under control.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Kerala Government is in High Alert for Bird Flu
2. Controversy Surrounding The HIV Positive Reports Of One-Year Girl In Kerala
3. Brain drain of dentists from Kerala to Britain
4. Three meals daily Keeps Keralas elderly Healthy
5. Couple infected with HIV marry in Kerala
6. International conference on Ayurveda to be held on Kerala
7. Kerala Bans The Sale Of Pan Masala Near Schools
8. Kerala To Become Testing Center For US Bound Nurses
9. Kerala Leads In The Health Sector
10. Mutton And Beef Sellers Rule The Roost In Kerala
11. Nine National Birds found dead in Tamil Nadu-Kerala Border
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic treatment ... Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. This ... of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents often ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan ... require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over ... Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental ... exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards took place ... BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to receive an ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. ... the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has ... , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 ... the appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher ... Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was ... Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member ... independent expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who has ... of the current process. Many of them do not even ... technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ... it at such a high cost that the majority of ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data ... analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the ... analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: