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District minister, legislators peeved over DHO, allege negligence in Covid medicine supply

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Mysuru: District Minister S T Somashekar and elected representatives irrespective of party affiliations on Saturday slammed District Health Officer Dr T Amarnath for showing negligence in the distribution of Covid-19 drugs.

Chairing a Covid review meeting at Zilla Panchayat, Somashekar vented his anguish,  with fellow legislators also raising complaints against the DHO in same breath.

Hunsur Congress MLA H P Manjunath who raised the issue, alleged total negligence in the case of his constituency.

MP Pratap Simha, other MLAs and MLC AH Vishwanath also criticised the district administration for poor management in allocation of medicine.

Later the district minister asked the DHO why didn’t he bring to notice the shortage of medicines, when he called for three times. Everybody is complaining about the inability of district administration to procure medicine, while MLAs are easily purchasing medicines. How is this possible? he questioned DHO.

DHO who was also present at the meeting, chose to remain mute without uttering a word.

– Team Mysoorunews


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