"The below story says how our MLA's greed for publicity turns their attitude inhuman, what if the name was not mentioned in the invitation list, these poor ladies would have given good wishes to you , but Mr Kudchi take the curse now"
MLA’s ire: Moms leave sans kit
Thursday November 1 2007 13:39 IST
Source: Express News Service
BELGAUM: Hundreds of women who had brought their new born babies to get Delivery Kits returned home empty hand. The function organised to issue the kits under Madilu scheme was indefinitely postponed following the objections by city MLA Ramesh Kudachi.
Kudachi was peeved at the omission of his name in the invitation card. The beneficiaries - women below poverty line - had come all over the district were in the dark about the goings on. Nobody offered them an explanation for the postponement.
District Health and Family Welfare Department, Women and Child Development Department, District Blindness Control Board and Information and Publicity Department had jointly organised the programme at Women and Child Development office at 11 am.
The District Administration had invited hundreds of women who had delivered babies in government hospitals after Sept 15, 2007. The Madilu kit contains 19 items like sanitary wear, towel, blankets, mosquito net, soaps, body and hair oil.
ZP president Nazeerahmed Nadaf was to inaugurate the scheme and his deputy Laxmi Talwar was to preside the function. Both were present at the venue of the function. After the MLA raised objections, deputy commissioner M E Shivalingmurthy and ZPCEO N Prabhakar, stayed away.
Officials told reporters that they had printed the names of the guests according to the directions of their superior officers.