Kolkata: Barely few days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the Congress led UPA for raised petrol prices, the Congress got an opportunity to take a swipe at Trinamool Congress (TMC) over the high number of infant deaths at government hospitals in the state.

Launching a scathing attack on Banerjee, the state Congress has slammed the TMC government for the deteriorating state of health sector in the state.

Talking to the reporters during a press conference on Sunday, Member of Parliament and eminent Congress leader Adhir Chaudhary accused Mamata of overburdening herself and said, “She has kept multiple Ministries in her kitty, therefore is unable to do justice with the most important Health Ministry.”

Stressing on the urgent need of a permanent Health Minister, he said, she need to appoint one at the earliest. 
He added, the ignorance of the health sector is unacceptable. The regular infant deaths in the government hospitals have been a matter of concern as the common people are deprived of good health care in district hospitals.  The recent child deaths have sent a wrong message to the nation.

Moreover, state Congress Chairman Pradip Bhattacharya criticised the Chief Minister’s decision to hand over the responsibility of developmental works at the panchayat level to the Block Development Officer. He has also challenged to launch a movement against limiting the rights of the panchayat.

Also, the Youth Congress has announced to launch a movement against the attack on the party workers in the state. 

JPN/Bureau