Here are the highlights of his news conference:
- Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) assured me of the centre's help. (Health Minister) JP Nadda came here on the PM's order. He had sent the DG day before yesterday.
- A report was also sought into the tragedy. The officers have compiled a report and based on that we have come to a conclusion that an inquiry into the incident is very important.
- I have fixed the problem of insufficient nurses at BRD (Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital).
- Our fight is also a fight against encephalitis. We have vaccinated 90 lakh children across districts.
- PM Modi has sent a team of specialists to look into the matter.
- I have visited the medical college at least four times. On August 9, I personally interacted with teams to chalk out a plan to prevent acute encephalitis. I asked for their inputs. I made it clear to them that I don't want any more cases.
- Nobody can be more concerned about these kids. Nobody can feel their pain more than me.
- I would request all to inspect these wards for first-hand experience. I want journalists to go to these wards to see for themselves how they are kept.
- We have made all the preparations to fight chikungunya, dengue, malaria and other diseases.
- Don't just sit outside and present a false image of reality. I request all journalists to go to the wards in a group of two-three people.
- We will discuss all the aspects of this issue once the special committee report is out. Let's not jump to conclusions before that.
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