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JE virus: Dead baby's mother files police plaint against Odisha CM

Malkangiri, Oct 14: Even as the death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis mounted to 52 with two fresh deaths reported at the Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) on Friday, a police complaint was filed against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and several other Ministers for their alleged negligence in tackling the disease in Malkangiri.

One Ure Madi of Koimetla village, whose own child died in the deadly virus, filed a criminal complaint at the Malkangiri police station against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, station against 

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Health and Family Welfare Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Women and Child Development Minister Usha Devi, ST and SC Development Minister Lal Bihari Himirika and Rural Welfare and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) Secretary.

“The State Government responsible for my child’s death. My child died due to medical negligence. I want justice,” said Madi after filing the FIR.

Madi was accompanied to the police station by Pradesh Congress Committee president Prasad Harichandan and former Nabarangpur MP Pradeep Majhi.

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