Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 7:
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to visit Cuttack Sishu Bhawan on September 11 during his two-day visit to Odisha beginning September 10.
Sardar Vallabhbahi Patel Post graduate Institute of Paediatrics, also known as Sishu Bhawan, is under fire after the death of 62 infants in a fortnight.
“The programme till now is that he will spend the night in Bargarh or Sambalpur and visit Bhubaneswar. He will then visit Cuttack Sishu Bhawan the next day and come back to Bhubaneswar, ” said Congress leader Pradeep Majhi.
Majhi added that the visit to Sishu Bhawan was not politically motivated but was on humanitarian grounds. Rahul Gandhi has been moved by the news of the infants death and wanted to visit the paediatrics hospital, he said.
The ruling party called it politicisation of the issue, “The issue is under control and no more deaths have been reported. The state government has taken all possible steps in this regard and there is no meaning of Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Sishu Bhawan other than a political one,” said BJD spokesperson Samir Das.