Tuesday, 22 October 2013

మూడువేల శిశువుల ప్రాణాలు తీసిన సమైక్యాంధ్ర ఆందోళనలు

From Telegraph  India


Baby deaths surge amid Andhra blackout

Hyderabad, Oct. 8: Over 4,000 babies have died in Andhra Pradesh’s hospitals, about half of them newborns in non-functional incubators, since an indefinite power employees’ strike began on Sunday morning, doctors’ associations said.
No figures were available from a state government virtually paralysed by striking employees and truant ministers from Seemandhra since July 31. Doctors’ bodies gave rough estimates of infant deaths by collating district-wise inputs from hospitals, but none were willing to be quoted.
In normal times, the state’s hospitals witness an average of 300-400 baby deaths daily —which means at least an additional 1,000 babies have died per day since the strike began.
“I appeal to protesters to let the hospitals function so that these little children don’t suffer,” said Prabhakar Reddy, father of a newborn, at Hyderabad’s Nilofuer Hospital.
Doctors and NGOs said the power crisis accounted for most of the additional deaths, and that the acute staff shortage at the hospitals because of the two-month-old anti-statehood strike was also to blame.
An Indian Medical Association spokesperson said several coastal and tribal-dominated districts were witnessing an outbreak of diseases among children aged one to three.
“Viral fever, dengue and chicken pox have taken a heavy toll in Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry,” he said.
Sources in an association of government doctors said 520 babies had died in five Hyderabad hospitals — including a private clinic — since Sunday.
State health minister and anti-statehood agitator Kondru Murali Mohan, who had two months ago tendered his resignation, which has not been accepted, said: “It is unfair to blame the deaths on the agitation — baby deaths in government hospitals are common.”
But even he appeared stunned when told about the figures. Mohan has not been attending office these past 10 weeks.
One Hyderabad hospital’s authorities said they were spending Rs 22,000 per day on generators and had back-up left for just a few hours. With ACs not running, burns patients’ sufferings have increased.
Doctors have cancelled surgeries. “Medicines, blood in the blood bank, and blood-products are deteriorating during the long power cuts,” said Dr Suresh Goud of the AP Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association.


  1. తెలంగాణ ఉద్యమంకోసం ఆత్మహత్యలు చేసుకున్నారని చూపించటానికి ఎంతోమందిని చంపి ఆత్మహత్యలుగా చూపించారు(ఉదాహరణకు ఉస్మానియా యూనివర్సిటీలో చనిపోయిన వేణుగోపాలరెడ్డి). మరి వాటి సంగతో?

    1. venugopal reddy di hathyaa naa ? evaru chepparu babu neeku ...

    2. venugopal reddy di hathyaa naa ? evaru chepparu babu neeku ...

  2. Arey telabaan, nee tarvaatae evadaina abhaddaalu cheppadaaniki. Spew venom and spread haterd citizen of future Pakistan, a failed society.

    1. adi ayeena cheppinaa vishyam kadu babu okaa news given in telegraph if u have any information that is wrong appudu adhi chupi matladachu endhuku ... vuriki tittukunte nee noro noppi thappa

  3. Even MLA Madhava Reddy, Umesh Mehatha and somany police officers killed during telangana demand...our elders made a big mistake to combine these regions..we are paying price and congress playing games with common man...let's see where it will end..


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