08 December 2018
Bhubaneswar: Immediately after joining BJP, former IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi has allegedly resorted to petty politics by making a mountain out of a mole hill and instead of tapping the medical facilities readily available in the State-run hospitals, she is hell bent on trying to play politics with the precious life of a hapless young patient, according to BJD.
According to reports, one Laxman Kumar from Bhel village in Nuapada district is currently admitted to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. BJP State vice-president Samir Mohanty and party leader Aparajita Sarangi met Laxman Kumar on Friday.
After visiting Laxman in the AIIMS unit here, BJP leader Aparajita Sarangi in her media reactions has said that she met Laxman and the doctors were also present. The AIIMS doctors are trying really hard to save his life. Laxman is in pain and is not able to walk. The doctors briefed Aparajita that a valve replacement is needed. As the dialysis facility is not available in the AIIMS, Bhubaneswar branch, Odisha unit BJP is going to shift Laxman to AIIMS Delhi. He will be immediately shifted and the doctors have also suggested the same.
Taking a dig at BJP leader Aparajita Sarangi’s such a statement, a senior BJD leader argued that when AIIMS, Bhubaneswar does not have dialysis facility, BJP kept a young patient in hiding while he needed urgent treatment.
The BJD leader also argued that the patient could have been given treatment in 21 hospitals of Government of Odisha that offer dialysis facility.
“BJP leader Aparajita is doing politics over a seriously ill boy,” the BJD spokesperson remarked.
BJD even lambasted that the new BJP leader (Aparajita) does not know what a fool she has made of herself by visiting the boy in AIIMS, Bhubaneswar which is ironically sans dialysis facility despite being run by the BJP-ruled Central Government.
Hitting back further at Aparajita, the BJD leader advised the former Odisha cadre IAS officer that she should have had the minimum common sense to rush Laxman to Capital Hospital here instead as it is well-equipped with dialysis facility as Odisha Government has further upgraded healthcare facilities these days in its premier hospitals along with other health centres so that they could cater to the medical needs of general public.
“The patient is being misguided so that he can be taken to New Delhi AIIMS. Our records show that Nuapada District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) had referred him to SCB to provide treatment under Odisha State Treatment Fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund free of cost. I urge the BJP leaders not to indulge in cheap politics over a patient’s life,” BJD spokesperson Arun Sahoo fumed.