HYDERABAD: Rationalists, scientists, members of the Indian Medical Association and other NGOs on Friday aired their concern over the continued support extended to the Bathini brothers by the government in facilitating distribution of ‘fish prasadam.’

They argued that while the government was closing down the Institute of Chest Diseases in Erragadda by shifting it to the city’s outskirts, it was helping in the administration of ‘fish prasadam.’ They demanded that the government conduct a mega asthma camp at Exhibition Grounds during administration of ‘fish prasadam.’

Members of JVV also criticised the State government’s move to declare administration of the ‘fish prasadam’ as a ‘State event’.