DSS demands Sriramulu’s resignation

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Following rumours that created panic among the people that a child had died after being administering oral polio drops, the Karnataka Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (DSS) on Tuesday demanded that Health Minister B. Sriramulu resignation.

Activists of the samiti took out a rally from near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on Mahatma Gandhi Road to the Vidhana Soudha.

DSS president N. Murthy said Mr. Sriramulu should tender resignation owing moral responsibility for a setback to the pulse polio programme on Sunday.

Mr. Murthy urged Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to order an inquiry into the incident.

“There is a feeling among the people that government hospitals are not taking care of poor patients. The Chief Minister should take steps to ensure adequate supply of medicines to those who visited government hospitals for treatment,” Mr. Murthy said.

He appealed to the Government to take steps to prevent the sale of fake medicines.

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