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Kota tragedy shows why states should get priorities right

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Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot was bang on when he said on Saturday that there was no point blaming the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for the unimaginable tragedy in the J K Lon government hospital in Kota.

Mr Pilot had an obvious reason to take a dig at his own party’s government in Rajasthan, but he should know that a political blame game as usual will lead nowhere. Over 100 children have died in the hospital over the past month for reasons that mostly have to do with lack of basic equipment — cannulas, ventilators, infant warmers — and ...

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First Published: Sun, January 05 2020. 23:27 IST
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