Hyderabad: The State Human Rights Commission on Tuesday directed the Hyderabad district Collector and District Medical Officer to take all measures to prevent spread of contagious diseases during the administration of fish medicine to children.
Responding to a petition filed on May 31 by Children’s Rights Sangham contending that the forcible administration of fish medicine to children violates their rights, the SHRC acting chairman Pedda Peri Reddy directed the district Collector Natarajan Gulzar to submit a comprehensive report on the issue before June 6.
In his report, the Collector stated that the administration has been making arrangements for the Bathini Goud family annually since the past many years as patients had been taking the medicine with a belief that it cures asthma.
Mr Gulzar added that the administration was cooperating with Bathini Goud family members as they doing were administrating the fish medicine free of cost and on humanitarian grounds.
However, the Collector assured the Commission that he would take all necessary measures to prevent unhygienic environment, which causes contagious diseases among children during the distribution of fish medicine.
With this, the way has been cleared for the Bathini Goud brothers will administer the ‘fish medicine’ to Asthma patients for 24 hours from 10:15 PM of June 8, the day of Mrigishira Karti at the Exhibition Grounds in Nampally.(INN)