Medak tragedy, TDP MLA’s visit

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President Nara Chandrababu Naidu today directed its party MLAs to visit the hooch tragedy site for speed up relief measure at the Kallakal village in Mediak district where Hooch tragedy has struck again the poor toddy consumers. According to police, nearly 120 consumed adulterated toddy in the village of Toofran mandal fell sick and they have shifted to government hospital and also to private hospitals. The number of sick persons has been increasing. The district medical director had to set up a camp in the village to treat the sick as condition of 15 persons turned serious, Police and excise officials moved the sick in four ambulances and excise vehicles to hospitals as the toddy consumers received unbated paralysis attacks. TDP President alleged that the government’s new excise policy of steep hikes in MRP of IMFL which had driven the poor to such low cost but health risky alternatives.