Public flay functioning of Wenlock hospital

KMDC Secretary Atheeq Ahmed (Left) addressing the gathering at a grievance meet` convened by KMDC Chairperson Anwar Mannippady in Mangalore on Tuesday. Deputy Commissioner Dr N S Channappa Gowda, Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh and SP Labhu Ram are seen.DH photoThe allegation led to verbal duel between the District Surgeon and Mannippady. The District Surgeon Dr Sangameshwar said that he will take action against all those who have taken money from the patients, if the public give the list of names.

To which, Mannippady called upon the public to give specific complaints regarding corruption at the Wenlock Hospital to the Deputy Commissioner on Wednesday, who in turn will conduct an enquiry.

On the exchange of bodies of two persons while they were being delivered to relatives from the mortuary of the Wenlock Hospital, the District Surgeon said that mortuary is taken care by the KMC.

“I have already written to the KMC Dean seeking explanation. A meeting will be convened with the KMC dean and the HoD of Forensic Medicine on Wednesday.”

The Chairman also directed the City Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar to carry out a thorough investigation into the issue.

The Chairman also expressed dissatisfaction for not implementing ‘remedial coaching’ and IAS and KAS coaching for the minorities by the Social Welfare department.

Chinnara Darshana

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan District Coordinator Shivaprakash said that the government has not earmarked any fund to create awareness among the minorities.   However, a sum of Rs 7.5 lakh has been kept aside for ‘Chinnara Darshana’ programme during 2011-12. The target is to take 4,550 children for two-day tour. Of which, 1,750 are children from minority community. The Chinnara Darshana programme will be held from October 12 to November 8.

He also informed the meeting that books worth Rs 65 lakh was purchased last year for the school libraries.

The Higher Primary Schools was given a grant of Rs 10,000 for the purchase books last year. This year additional Rs 3,000 was given.

The official said that there were 94 students dropped out of school during the current academic year. However, all have been brought under mainstream.

Deputy Commissioner Dr N S Channappa Gowda said that child labourers survey is being carried out in the district and the exact figure of the child labourers will be known by the month end.

When Wakf Board member raised the issue of Haj pilgrims being cheated by the private travellers, Mannippady urged him to give details of unauthorised agents in the district to the police and the Deputy Commissioner.

Uniform

When a member of the public asked whether students are not allowed to wear scarf, Mannippady said that every education institutions have a set of rules and regulations prescribed in the prospectus which the students have to follow.

Mannippady urged the police to remove the photographs of those miscreants  against whom FIR was registered during the riot, if they have reformed over the years.

Superintendent of Police Labu Ram, ZP CEO Dr K N Vijayaprakash and others were present.

‘Tipu too had banned cow slaughter’

To a query on Mannippady’s book on “Cattle wealth and national economy,” which focusses on cow slaughter, he said that he had written the book after thoroughly studying the history on cow slaugter. “Even Hyder Ali and Tippu Sulthan too had banned cow slaughter and they had punished the guilty,” he said and added that he has also studied verdicts of various courts on the issue.

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