Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said with his remarks that some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past which he called “divine justice”. That divine justice would always will be there. Nobody can escape from the divine justice and that will happen only.
AIUDF leader Aminul Islam asserted that the health minister made this remark to cover his failure to control the spread of cancer in the state. Dr B Barooah Cancer Institute’s Medical Superintendent told, “I don’t think the minister made the remark on scientific basis but in a social context as I understand. I don’t think it is a matter to be made into a controversy. It is not a matter to be given so much importance,” Some cancer patients said they were not happy by the health minister’s remarks because there are many scientific reasons and various other parameters responsible for the disease.