Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister talks toughon infant mortalities
Deputy Chief Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas (Nani) has called for immediate measures to curb infant mortalities at the Government General Hospital here. He has also underlined the need for keeping a vigil on private hospitals and nursing homes from where a large number of such cases come in critical stages.
Expressing concern over as many as 168 deaths in five months and 13 in the first 10 days of June, Mr. Nani, who holds the health portfolio, on Saturday warned of stringent action action if it was not checked within next two months.
Anantapur Urban MLA Anantha Venkatarami Reddy explained the shortcomings of the GGH functioning and measures needed for improving the situation.
“I have been sent by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy with a specific purpose of finding out the reasons/causes behind such a high rate of mortality. We are not going to punish anyone without making a through indepth study into this,” Mr. Nani said.