Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday came down heavily on the Odisha Government for the unabated infant deaths at the Sishu Bhawan and ongoing stir at the Sardar Rajas Medical College at Jirang in Kalahandi district.
“We take up the Sishu Bhawan issue with the Prime Minister and he asked the Union Health Ministry to send a medical team to the paderatic centre. But the Odisha Government instead taking the chance did not entertain the doctors which is ‘embarrassing,” said Pradhan at a Press conference in Bhubaneswar.
He appealed to the State Government to reconsider the issue so far as federal structure is concerned.
The Union Minister also said that the State Government is responsible for the stir and withdrawal of the MBBS seats at the Sardar Rajas Medical College and Hospital.
“The Sardar Rajas Medical College is a State-sponsored medical college. Funds have been provided to it out of the WODC fund. The MCI has just done it duty. If the Government will not ensure adequate requirements as the MCI guidelines then who will be held responsible,” rued Pradhan.