Agitating Golma Devi ’s health deteriorates

The health of Rajasthan minister Golma Devi and two other agitators, protesting alleged apathy of the state government towards tribals' demands, deteriorated with their indefinite hunger strike entering third day on Thursday. The wife of Dausa MP and Meena community leader Kirori Lal converted her dharna into fast unto death on Tuesday. Ten contractual female employees of National Rural Health Mission had also joined the strike demanding permanent job under the NRHM.
However soaring temperature affected two of the NRHM employees Nirmala Rathore and Madhubala Sharma who fell unconscious while the minister's blood pressure shot up. "The health of two NRHM employees is presently stable and they are placed on drip. They are under constant observation at the agitation spot," said a doctor deployed at the dharna site near civil lines railway crossing. The state government has deployed a medical mobile van at the site to monitor the heath of protesters. District collector Naveen Mahajan and deputy commissioner of police (South) Jose Mohan also visited the dharna site and discussed the issue with the employees and Kirori Lal Meena, who is also on dharna. The officials are took a four-member delegation of NRHM employees to meet principal secretary (Health) B Sharma, an official said.