Tragic end of five-day-old infant in Nagpur`s Govt hospital

Last Updated: Monday, February 22, 2010 - 23:56

Nagpur: A five-day-old infant, one of the
twin child of a young village woman, met with an untimely
death in the Government Medical College and Hospital here, the
hospital sources and police said today.

While admitting some lapses, Maharashtra Health
Minister Vijay Kumar Gavit ordered a probe into the causes
that led to the infant`s death.

The Police have registered a case of `accidental
death` (AD) at Ajni Police station under whose jurisdiction
the GMC falls.

According to police, one Durga Praveen Kale from Khedi
village from nearby Narkhed taluk delivered premature male
twins on February 17 with some complications in a private
hospital in Dhantoli.

Later, the couple shifted the twins to Government
Medical College and Hospital for recovery. Yesterday, one of
them was kept near a warmer and accidentally suffered severe
burn injuries.

The parents alleged that the hospital staff did not
remove the warmer on time leading to burn injuries to the
newborn.

Dean of the GMC was unavailable for comments as police
were investigating the death.

-PTI



First Published: Monday, February 22, 2010 - 23:56

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