Two Cabinet Panels to Study Attappadi Deaths

Published: 09th November 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2014 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A team of ministers comprising P K Jayalakshmi, K C Joseph and M K Muneer and another team led by Health Minister V S Sivakumar will visit Attappadi to take stock of the situation after reports of two tribal infant deaths in the region.

The team of three ministers will examine whether there were any flaws in the implementation of the welfare programmes for the tribal people in Attapadi, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here. The team led by Sivakumar will look into the health issues in the region, he added. The government will take a firm stand on the Attappadi issue after examining the reports of the two teams, he said. The reports will be placed in the next Cabinet meeting, Chandy added.

 Meanwhile, the government has initiated a probe into death of two tribal infants, who reportedly died owing to abnormal developments in the brain. An expert panel of doctors from the Thrissur Medical College has been formed  for looking into the circumstances that led to the death of the two infants. The Health Secretary has been asked to file a report within two weeks on the issue.

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