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Biharis Crowding AIIMS- Health Minister in trouble for remarks

Biharis Crowding AIIMS- Health Minister in trouble for remarks

Muzaffarpur: A complaint was filed in a court here alleging that Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey had made insulting remarks against the people of Bihar.

Inaugurating the Indradhanush campaign for vaccination of children, the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare was seen making a remark during his speech,” Biharis were flocking to AIIMS in Delhi and straining the premier institute’s resources.”He was further seen adding that he had directed doctors to send “such patients” back to the state. Choubey made the controversial comment while stressing on the need to develop health infrastructure in Bihar. “We have this peculiar habit of visiting AIIMS in Delhi for everything. The people of Bihar tend to go there even for a small disease. This has put pressure there and I have directed the doctors to send such patients back to the state,” reports News18

Choubey made the controversial comment while stressing on the need to develop health infrastructure in Bihar. “We have this peculiar habit of visiting AIIMS in Delhi for everything. The people of Bihar tend to go there even for a small disease. This has put pressure there and I have directed the doctors to send such patients back to the state,” he said

The remark indeed drew an outrage from many and a complaint was filed by Tamanna Hashmi, a Muzaffarpur based social activist, against the minister of state for health and family welfare in the court of the chief judicial magistrate (CJM).

Hashmi said that he felt insulted and hurt after going through a newspaper report which had Choubey’s purported remarks against the patients from Bihar who visit the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.

RJD’s national vice-president Shivanand Tiwary told to News18 “How can he direct doctors to not treat patients from Bihar? He has no right to do so. He is holding a ministerial portfolio at the Centre for the first time and has forgotten his responsibilities.”

The plea sought registration of an FIR under IPC sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and section 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).

Chief Judicial Magistrate Hari Prasad posted the matter for tomorrow.

 

Source: with agency inputs
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  1. What is wrong in his statement?There are CHOKING delhi in all areas

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    Lakshmi Narayana October 11, 2017, 9:03 pm

    AIIMS is a tertiary care hospital and is meant to treat patients with serious ailments. This is a problem for tertiary care hospitals all over India. They are so much burdened with non critical and routine cases that their resources are wasted on these. Those cases should actually go to primary health centres or taluk or district hospitals. The minister is 100% justified in his comments. Whoever is pointing a finger at him are either ignorant of these facts or accusing him with Malahide intentions.

  3. I agree with the minister.
    Biharis should go back to bihar for small ailments which the bihari doctors will be able to manage and come only for serious conditions.

  4. Statement should be like that ..He will develop such a infrasyructure of Bihar AIIMS that no would come to Delhi AIIMS.
    PATNA AIIMS IS IN ACUTE SHORTAGE OF FACULTY IN ALL DEPAETMENT AND INFERIOR INFRASTRICTURE TOO.

    How a person when caps a crown forget his soil ..
    Modi ke log lo Modi ka follow bhi karne aa jaye to aadmi ban jayega.
    Disgusting.
    Other Health minister from Bihar were almost of same category Dr C P Thakur ,and Shatrughan sinha ( all NDA)

  5. He is absolutely right
    This is the reason that nobody speaks the truth, the moment someone makes truthful remarks whole army of so called activists begin their pseudoactivism regardless of knowing the reality.

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