Rahul Gandhi questions BJP's healthcare policy in Gujarat, says 39% children in state victims of malnutrition

Rahul Gandhi said 39 percent children in Gujarat were malnourished and sought to know if this was the 'wonder' of the BJP government's healthcare policy

IANS December 06, 2017 19:22:32 IST
Rahul Gandhi questions BJP's healthcare policy in Gujarat, says 39% children in state victims of malnutrition

New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said 39 percent children in Gujarat were malnourished and sought to know if this was the "wonder" of the BJP government's healthcare policy in the state.

This was Gandhi's eighth question as part of a Congress strategy wherein Gandhi would put up one question daily to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the Gujarat Assembly polls.

Gandhi also flayed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government for its decision to give Bhuj's government hospital on lease to the Adani Group for its medical college.

In the tweet, the Congress leader said, "Thirty-nine percent children in Gujarat are victims of malnutrition. Infant mortality rate is 33 per 1,000, rising health care prices, shortage of doctors."

Gandhi said, "In Bhuj, a government hospital was given on lease to a friend (Adani Group) for 99 years. Is this the wonder of your health care policy?"

Gandhi has been putting one question every day in a bid to take on the Vijay Rupani-led government in Gujarat, where polling will take place on 9 and 14 December.

He previously put out posers on unemployment among youths, women safety, education, "undue benefit" to power selling companies, state debt, and the prime minister's flagship 'Housing for All' scheme.

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