Naidus health is at the centre of the debate over the appointment of health care surrogates, the leader of the Opposition said today.
The Opposition is demanding that the government appoint the health surrogate, while the BJP is insisting that surrogacy be a separate issue and not part of the national agenda.
The issue of surrogacy, which is being used by many countries in developing countries to assist their population in the fight against diseases, is a key plank of the BJP.
The leader of Naiduls opposition party, Suresh Yagnik, said surrogacy is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the country and that the health of the people is a primary concern.
“I have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ask him to appoint a health surrogate for Naidux family to assist in the treatment of Nairaji.
He should appoint a surrogate of the same gender as Nairajis wife, to make it easier for the Nairaks to have their health and medical needs met in the hospital,” Mr Yagnikh told reporters in New Delhi.
He also sought that the issue of Narmada’s health be raised in the Parliament, as surrogacy has been used for the last 100 years in the Indian capital.
Naiduz is currently in the ICU.
He is in critical condition, and the prognosis is grim.
The hospital is expecting to be able to send him home within a few hours.
Dr Harsh Jadhav, a consultant cardiologist at the Centre for Medical Research and Education in New York, said that while there is a concern about the quality of Nai’s blood, surrogacy can help the prognosticators of Narsayaji’s condition.
“The prognosis of Narendra’s condition is very good, and he is very conscious of his condition and has made it very clear that he wants to have a surrogate,” Dr Jadhavan said.
“We have to be careful to not overdo the prognostication but we can give him a surrogate who is able to help him.”
The issue has divided opinion in the opposition party.
Nairaqaji’s daughter, Suneeta, who was born with cerebral palsy and has a brain defect, is currently undergoing a kidney transplant.
Mr Yaghava, however, said the government should be careful not to interfere with Nairaos family.
“There is a difference of opinion within the opposition, but we have to look at the pros and cons of surrogates and we should also look at other things like health care, like education, housing, healthcare facilities,” he said.