| Bhopal |
December 1, 2020 1:58:37 am
The loss of life of 5 infants over a 24-hour interval on the government-run district hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol has raised alarm bells throughout the state administration, with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chairing a particular assembly on Monday to take inventory of the hospital infrastructure the place he sought a report on the deaths.
A sixth toddler died on the hospital Monday.
The power additionally caters to the adjoining districts of Annupur, Dindori and Umaira, together with a number of Chhattisgarh villages.
In response to the hospital administration, 5 infants died from extended untreated pneumonia on Friday – 4 males had been admitted to the Pediatric ICU however didn’t survive, whereas a new child lady from Umariya, who was referred to the hospital after affected by delivery asphyxia, died after being admitted to the Sick New child Care Unit (SNCU).
After chairing a gathering with the well being secretary and principal secretary, Chouhan sought a report and guaranteed that these discovered responsible can be punished.
Dr Rajesh Pandey, the Chief Medical Officer of Shahdol district hospital, attributed the deaths to the infants being introduced into the hospital in a essential situation.
Nonetheless, Sohan Choudhary, who misplaced his nephew on Friday after he was referred from Umaria, alleged hospital negligence. “My new child nephew was introduced in on November 26 and died two days later, and through the two days we don’t know if any physician visited him as we weren’t given any replace on his situation, nor had been we allowed to go to him,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, Dr Pandey mentioned that every one involved measures had been taken however the youngster was dropped at the hospital in a essential situation. He additionally identified that the power has 20 beds in its SNCU and presently has 33 infants admitted, with two infants placed on the identical mattress in a hotter.
Shahdol District Collector Satyendra Singh visited the hospital on Monday night. He informed The Indian Express, “The hospital does face challenges, with excessive referral instances from neighbouring districts, however there isn’t any scarcity of funds. We will probably be putting in three extra heaters within the SNCU tomorrow to accommodate infants. However there was no lapse on the a part of the medical doctors.”
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