Over 40 Organization protest against the death of Shakunthala

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Bantwal, Sept. 30: Death of Sarapady Gram Panchayat Vice-President Shakunthala during delivery has sparked protest in Bantwal region, bringing together people from various part of Bantwal.


They demanded for the stern action against the medical staff of the hospital, who is responsible for the death.


An also they demanded for the maximum compensation to the family of the victim and government maternity home should open at Bantwal. Inspection and assessment of every private hospital functioning in every taluk and formation of a Committee under leadership of the Deputy Commissioner were some of the other demands.


Responding to the demands, Taluk Health Officer Dr Manjunath said that the issue will be taken up during the District-level Arogya Raksha meet. “Action will be then taken against the guilty. A full-fledged OBG and Gynecology ward will be set up at the Government hospital which is presently under construction in Bantwal,” he said.


Over 40 like-minded organizations from the taluk joined hands to form ‘Bantwal Taluk Samajika Nyayapara Horata Samiti’ and protested against possible medical negligence that claimed life of Shakunthala.


Thousands of people participated in the procession from the entrance arch of Polali temple, near Kaikamba to Taluk office Bantwal.


Addressing the protesters former MLA Padmanabha Kottari, Rukmaiah Poojary, ZP Member Mamatha Gatti among others demanded action against the doctor, due to whose negligence the tragedy occurred. Samiti president Lokesh Shanthi presided over the programme.

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