Thandla : A brother-sister duo died under mysterious circumstances, recently either because of intake of some poisonous substance, or because of polluted water, in Amali village, which is situated at least 14 kilometres away from Thandla.
More than 12 residents of the village had to be admitted in the Community hospital of Thandla.
Death of the brother-sister duo, Rahul (8) and Kanta (17), however has send shockwaves all around the village.
The other 12 who have been admitted consist of Maria (40), mother of the dead, Dileep, Deepika, Nandu, Bagji, Sharmila, Ramji, Raju, Mansingh, Shanta, Bhura, Premchand, Moti etc.
All of these patients have been suffering from womits, loose motions, fever and have been reported serious.
A team of doctors have reached the village to investigate the cause behind these diseases. Many of the villagers have also approached self proclaimed God-men and Tantriks.
Dr Manish Dubey, BMO—The villagers seemed to have been living in a state of hunger for a long time. A team of doctors have reached he village and are taking a stock of the situation.
Why are villagers dying out of hunger?
While the Shivraj Singh Chauhan govt’s Annapurna Yojna, is providing wheat at Rs1 a kilo, and eice at Rs 2 a kilo to the tribals, there are villages reporting a shortage of eating stock.
More than 60 quintals worth of rice, which was to be distributed under the PDS system was recovered from a trader’s place, which has highlighted shades of grey in the system.
When CMHO Rajni Dabur was asked about the system, she said that she is in a meeting in INdore and will take a stock of the situation from the subordinates.
BMO Dubey said that there the samples have been sent to the Forensic lab after post mortem, and health team is still surveying the situation in the village.
Students living in the Government College hostel have given a memorandum to the administration with regards to the a dirty water tanker, insuffcient light fitting, less beds and non working Television and fans in the hostel.
It is to be noted that the government spends lakhs of rupees on fitting on providing facilities to the hostels.
Since Mohini Srivastava has taken charge as Asst Additional Commissioner, there has been depreciation in the quality of services. The hostels are not getting any needed facilities such as beds, bed sheets, table, chairs etc.
It is also to be noted that the electricity connection has been provided in the hostel through illegal connection which is supplied through an electric pole.
It seems that the hostel administration is waiting for some atrocity to take place because of these unsafe means, and the best part is that the electricity discoms have not taken any action against the alleged stealth of electricity by the hostel.