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Mysuru: Poison in Prasadam issue, health minister arrives after 44 hours!


Daijiworld Media Network - Mysuru (MS)

Mysuru, Dec 16: Shivanand Patil, state health minister, not only displayed his ignorance by saying that he had come to know about the deaths due to poison in prasadam of Maramma Devi temple near here only at 4 pm of Saturday, December 15 (the incident was telecast on the evening of Friday, December 14), but also gave a sarcastic answer by asking the people as to what he had to do by visiting the place of the incident earlier.

Speaking to the media on the morning of Sunday, Dec 16, the minister justifying his arrival on the spot of the incident, in which 13 people have lost thier lives, a good 44 hours late, sarcastically said, "I came to know about the incident only at 4 pm of Saturday, December 15. I am living in Vijayapur. It takes time to come from Vijaypur to Mysuru. The chief minister had arrived no? What I have to do when a person who is higher in position than me has visited the place?"

"The delay occurred in making sure that poison was indeed mixed in the prasdam of Maramma Devi. So there was delay in shifting the affected people to the city," agreed the health minister. Minister Shivanand Patil visited the K R hospital in the city along with Puttaranga Setty and MP Dhruvnarayan and said that the condition of six people in Apollo hospital is critical.

The minister who was praising himself in the midst of his ignorance and exhibition of poor knowledge of the incident, said, "I have corrected many issues after assuming power. 400 ambulances have been purchased. 360 doctors are recruited. There is a vacancy of another 1000 positions and they will be filled soon."

The minister has to himself clarify the veracity of his statement that the prasadam poison incident did not come to his knowledge even though the whole state has expressed its rage over the incident. Chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, who had been to Chennai to inquire about the health of Siddaganga Sree had come directly to Bengaluru. The CM conducted an emergency meeting in the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) itself and proceeded to Mysuru via a special flight and inquired the health of those who got admitted in various hospitals of the city.

In addition, former chief minister Siddaramaiah, KPCC president, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Dharmasena, minister G T Devegowda, MP Dhruvnarayan and Pratap Simha and all the local MLAs had visited the hospitals and inquired about the well being of the affected people.

It is a irony that Shivananda Patil, who is heading the health department of the state government, acted in a manner that there is no connection to him with the tragedy and tried to defend his late arrival.

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  • SAMAD, Mangalore

    Mon, Dec 17 2018

    Chappald hakod inchina ministerg...Our UT Khader was far better ..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 17 2018

    Damage was already Done ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Dec 17 2018

    Dear minister,what you have to do will be very soon you might feel when the next election.You need not visit each and everyone or to be there on the spot.But you have your people .dont they report it to you?when a person who above you has visited,shame on you.Instead you should have of sarcastic remarks not commented but act as if you are sorry and will try to console people.They chose you,you need them if you want to be on the seat .show concern with them .They suffered for no mistake of theirs.Take action who caused it,give instructions for more safety.Thats your repsonsibility.

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Mon, Dec 17 2018

    Jai Congress Sarkar.
    Keep doing these sort of nonsense so that people remember why didnt they vote for congress during the last assembly elections.

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  • Bala K, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Why can't we kick them out.Powerful criminals always escape from the hook through these shameless politicians.

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  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Does ministers visit sort out the issue? It is not needed for minister to visit each and every place where this type of incident happen. It is local MLA's responsibility and he should be accountable for this. Do our PM responds to all incidents in India? He will comment only on very few and he ignores others even though that incidents are serious. PM never comes for debates.

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  • Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Voter base should be expanded...by adding 4 legged voters...so quality of our representatives will improve...

    Only 2 legged ones take Rs 500 and vote for these thugs...

    Animals are neither corrupt nor communal....they have instinct/Sixth sense to differentiate between honest and crooks like this Minister...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Nancy, Belman

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Yes. Specially in Karnataka

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  • SUNNY DSOUZA, MARNIMIKATTE MANGALORE

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    These Bakths will drag to politic
    Will not try to correct the system

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    We know who put the Poison ...

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    Some people are very happy with this incident. These are the people who elected this government.

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  • Sanjay, HEBRI

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    We all know you are cbi of Karnataka 😀😀

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Dec 17 2018

    Very few people in India have Common Sense ...

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    This is the mistake of Karnataka voters. They will suffer for 5 years. And they should. They will never forget the mistake they committed till death.

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  • Ani, Udupi

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    What a frustration bro? You need to get a special drink from UP to get outta this frustration mode.

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  • Sandesh, Udupi

    Sun, Dec 16 2018

    O Prabhu Mamu, which world you are in? Wait for result of Next Loksabha election. Majority Hindus are not communal . They just wanted to give chance to BJP ,how they will perform. But BJP failed miserably.

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