'Be compassionate, no point blaming past govt': Sachin Pilot on Kota child deaths

Following the death of an infant in the morning, the death toll at JK Lon Hospital here has risen to 107.

Published: 04th January 2020 05:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th January 2020 05:14 PM   |  A+A-

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot

Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot (Photo | ANI Twitter)


KOTA: Deputy Chief Minister of the state Sachin Pilot on Saturday visited Kota's JK Lon Hospital, where over 100 newborns have died in a month and said that accountability should be fixed in the matter.

"I think our response on this issue could have been more compassionate and sensitive. After being in power for 13 months I think it serves no purpose to blame the previous government's misdeeds. Accountability should be fixed," Pilot told reporters here.

Following the death of an infant in the morning, the death toll at JK Lon Hospital here has risen to 107, officials said on Saturday.

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A three-member state government committee of doctors, that was sent to investigate the matter on December 23 and 24, found that Kota's JK Lon Hospital is short of beds and it requires improvement.

Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of Rajasthan to submit a detailed report within four weeks about the steps being taken to address the issue of child deaths in the Kota hospital.

The Commission also asked the Chief Secretary to ensure that such deaths of the children do not recur in the future due to lack of infrastructure and health facilities at the hospitals.

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