Press Esc to close
Thursday 17 August 2017
News updated at 3:18 PM IST

Endo Samithi to file case against health dept

Mangalore, Aug 21, 2013, DHNS : 0:47 IST
Endo Virodhi Horata Samithi, Kokkada, will file a case against health department, for contempt of court, for furnishing false information to the High Court Justice during a hearing on Endosulfan victims, on November 7, 2012.

Addressing a press meet here on Wednesday, Committee President Sridhar Gowda has said that Health, Family Welfare and Ayush services Commissioner in his reply to the High Court judge has said that the health department has initiated measures to identify Endosulfan victims, to issue smart cards to avail free health care facilities, to provide vehicles to carry victims to the hospital, home based palliative care wherein one staff nurse has been deployed to provide health care in each affected gram panchayat limits and to provide mobile medical unit in the affected villages.

Unfortunately, all these measures have not been implemented even after nine months. According to an information sought by RTI Activist Sanjeev Kabaka, the health department has accepted the fact that all the promises made before the judge have not been implemented.

In its reply, the officials from health and family welfare and Ayush services said that smart cards have not been issued to the victims so far in Dakshina Kannada.
Measures will be taken to distribute smart cards, once the committee recommends the victims names to the government.

On vehicle to carry victims to the hospital, the reply said that an ambulance service has been provided in Kokkada primary health centre. However, the ambulance has become defunct within 20 days. On home based palliative care, the reply was negative and proposal will be sent to the government to provide mobile medical unit in affected areas.

The reply said that 1505 Endosulfan victims have been identified in Uttara Kannada and a sum of Rs 1.90 crore has been sanctioned to provide treatment to these victims.
The reply said that in Udupi district free medical health care facilities have not given to the victims, home based palliative care and mobile medical units have not been started yet.

He said the department had said that Dakshina Kannada district administration had constituted two committees to provide recommendations on rehabilitation package to Endosulfan victims. If the committees had to recommend for the package, then what was the need for health department in the district? Sridhar Gowda asked.

The district administration should clarify on the members in two committees and also criteria for selecting the members to the committees.

Gowda said that health department principal secretary had recently said that ailments related to Endosulfan has not been proved till date, which is not true. District Reproduction and Child Health Officer Dr Rukmini M had stated that free scanning facility will be provided to pregnant women in all the primary health centres and community hospitals under Janani Suraksha Scheme.

However, such facilities are not offered in reality, Gowda said. Free scanning facility has been offered by the government to the Kokkada gram panchayat residents in a scanning centre at Puttur.

However, the department has neglected pregnant women in all other Endosulfan affected areas.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A street memorial is lit during a candlelight vigil for Elvis Presley in front of Graceland...

A street memorial is lit during a candlelight vigil for Elvis Presley in front of Graceland...

Festival goers participate in a color party at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival...

Festival goers participate in a color party at the 25th Sziget (Island) Festival...

Manchester City's Phil Foden, right, duels for the ball during the Costa Brava trophy friendly...

Manchester City's Phil Foden, right, duels for the ball during the Costa Brava trophy friendly...

A zoo keeper holding the 2.5-month old Borneo Orangutan baby 'Hujan' in her arms in Krefeld...

A zoo keeper holding the 2.5-month old Borneo Orangutan baby 'Hujan' in her arms in Krefeld...

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel wave the Tricolor and perform Bhangra as they...

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel wave the Tricolor and perform Bhangra as they...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah...

A model walks the ramp during Lakme Fashion Week displaying Ritu Kumar's collection in Mumbai...

A model walks the ramp during Lakme Fashion Week displaying Ritu Kumar's collection in Mumbai...

: Flood-affected villagers commute to safer places using a boat at Morigaon district in Assam...

: Flood-affected villagers commute to safer places using a boat at Morigaon district in Assam...

Monkeys playing with a water pipe near Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Wednesday

Monkeys playing with a water pipe near Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Wednesday

Flamingoes preening in their enclosure at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, 16 August 2017.

Flamingoes preening in their enclosure at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, 16 August 2017.

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.