Kerala government neglecting tribal people, says Jual Oram

Sunday, May 15, 2016,10:53 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Wayanad |Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram on Saturday accused the UDF government in Kerala of neglecting tribal people and said the recent death of new born twins of a tribal woman is an example of that.

Speaking to reporters at Mananthavady in Wayanad district, Oram alleged that the state government was negligent in not using Central funds for the tribal people in the state.

The death of the babies also proved that government had torpedoed the Janani Suraksha Yojana scheme, a Centrally sponsored scheme for pregnant women belonging to the poorer sections, he said.

The minister during his visit to the Medical College hospital at Kozhikode where Sumathy, the woman, who delivered the twins, had been admitted for treatment, said he learnt from doctors that the major reason for the death was malnutrition.

He said the Union Tribal Affairs ministry would seek a detailed report from the state government. The ministry would send an expert team to study the problems of the tribals in the state. Oram visited various tribal colonies during his visit here.