Infant Deaths: Ministers to Visit Attappadi Today

Published: 10th November 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

PALAKKAD: In the wake of the death of tribal infants, Health Minister V S Sivakumar and Local Administration Minister M K Muneer, on the directions of Chief Minister Oomen Chandy, will visit Attappadi on Monday. They will be accompanied by officials of Health Department. Ministers and the delegation will visit the Kottathara Tribal Speciality hospital and the Primary Health Centre in Agali.

They will subsequently hold discussions with elected representatives and district-level officials of the various departments at Ahads conference hall.

The expert team from the Thrissur Medical College, which has been deputed to study the cases of two infants born with anencephaly and  whether it was caused due to pesticides or endosulphan, will also visit Attappadi on Monday.

The team will include Health secretary Dr Elangovan, director of Health Services Dr Jameela, state mission director of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) Minhaj Alam, NRHM district coordinators Dr Dilip, Thrissur and Dr Biju, Wayanad and District Medical Officer K Venugopal. All district-level officials of various departments have been asked to participate by District Collector K Ramachandran.

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