Odisha man on foot march to remind PM of his promises
AGRA: A man from Odisha, who set off set on a foot journey from Rourkela to New Delhi April 16 to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, collapsed while walking through Agra on national highway 2 on Thursday.
A few locals spotted him and took him to a private hospital. However, he is intent on resuming the journey as soon as the hospital discharges him.
Murti Biswal wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and remind him of the promises of a super specialty hospital and a new bridge on river Brahmani which he made during a visit to Rourkela in 2015.
“I want to meet the Prime Minister and remind him of the promises he made on April 1, 2015. He assured us of converting the ‘Ispat general hospital’ in the district which serves people from villages of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal also, into a super-specialty hospital. The bridge over the Brahmani River is in a miserable state. He promised construction of a new bridge too, but no promise has been fulfilled as yet,” said Biswal.
Having been on the road for the past two months, he has come across people who support him and his cause, as opposed to the dismissal that he received from people of his home town.
Raurkela is one of the cities chosen under the smart city project.
Biswal claims that the general hospital is extremely ill-equipped to even deal with cases of accident and that specialist doctors are almost never present there. He and his friends have taken people injured in road accidents to the hospital multiple times, but the lack of facilities there proved to be fatal for the patients.
He claims that for he has written letters to the PMO and approached the local BJP MLA, Dilip Kumar Ray and cabinet minister of Tribal Affairs, Jual Oram, all in vain.
BISWAL CLAIMS THAT THE GENERAL HOSPITAL IS ILLEQUIPPED TO EVEN DEAL WITH CASES OF ACCIDENT AND THAT SPECIALIST DOCTORS ARE ALMOST NEVER PRESENT THERE
Murti Biswal reaches Agra on his walk journey to New Delhi.