Shillong, October 25: Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge criticized the BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh following a distressing incident in which 14 children, who underwent blood transfusion at a state-run hospital in Kanpur, tested positive for serious diseases like HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis.
As per IANS, Kharge referred to the incident of infected blood being administered to the children as “shameful” and questioned whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who talks about making resolutions, has ever held his BJP governments accountable.
In a social media post, Kharge expressed, “The double engine government has made our health system doubly sick. In a government hospital in Kanpur, UP, infected blood was given to 14 children suffering from thalassemia, due to which these children contracted serious diseases like HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis B, C. This severe negligence is disgraceful.”
“Innocent children are bearing the consequences of this unforgivable act by the BJP government. Yesterday, Modi ji was lecturing us about making ten resolutions, but has he ever established even a fraction of accountability for his BJP governments?” Kharge, who also serves as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, remarked.
Kharge’s comments came in response to reports that revealed 14 children had tested positive for infections such as Hepatitis B, C, and HIV after receiving blood transfusions at a government-run hospital in Kanpur. These children, aged between 6 and 16, were part of a group of 180 thalassemic patients who underwent blood transfusions at the facility.