PM Manmohan Singh visits blast sites, hospitals; appeals for calm
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today visited Thursday's blast sites and hospitals where the injured are being treated to express "solidarity" with the people of the city and appealed for peace and calm.
He lauded the people of the city for refusing to be provoked by the "nefarious" act.
Singh visited the twin blast sites and Omni and Yashoda Hospitals where he met some of the injured and their families, assuring them of all help.
"I have come to share the grief of people of Hyderabad. I express condolence for the families of the bereaved and wish speedy recovery for the injured," Singh said after meeting the blast victims at the hospitals.
He also said the state government has assured all medical help for them.
"The state government has assured all help will be given for treatment," Singh, who flew in here from Delhi by a special IAF plane, said.
Making an appeal for peace, he said, "I call upon the people to maintain calm in this hour of grief. I am happy that people of Hyderabad have refused to be provoked by this nefarious incident."
Singh had yesterday strongly condemned the blasts, saying those responsible for the "dastardly" act would not go unpunished.
Consoling the mother of one of the injured K Parmeshwar, Singh said all possible care will be provided to her son, the Prime Minister's Office tweeted. "The staff will take all possible care of your son," he told her.
He assured another blast victim Sudhakar Reddy that "we will provide all possible medical help to you and others".
Talking to Rajitha, an injured undergoing treatment at Yashoda hospital at Malakpet, Singh said, "I am here to share your pain and grief. We will take care of you."
Before leaving for Delhi, the Prime Minister told Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to find a mechanism to provide jobs to those grievously hurt and disabled in the blasts.