DE­LAYED DI­AG­NO­SIS

India Today - - THE BIG STORY - MAN FOR ALL SEA­SONS The vet­eran Con­gress­man re­placed An­bu­mani Ra­ma­doss in UPA II. HEALTH MIN­IS­TER

Ghu­lam Nabi Azad

IN POOR HEALTH

He failed to re­spond to the out­break of Ja­panese en­cephali­tis, the most deadly health emer­gency of his ten­ure. He vis­ited the af­fected area only when 400 peo­ple had died. Even while the epi­demic was rag­ing, the health min­istry was with­out a sec­re­tary for over a month-and-ahalf from Septem­ber 1 to Oc­to­ber 18.

SIPRA Das/www.in­di­a­to­day­im­ages.com

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