Jodhpur maternity deaths: Probe submits report

The administrative probe into serial deaths of 16 women post delivery after being administered contaminated fluids has submitted its report and put forth suggestions to prevent a recurrence of such incidents.

Last Updated: May 31, 2011, 00:23 AM IST

Jodhpur: The administrative probe into
serial deaths of 16 women post delivery after being
administered contaminated fluids has submitted its report and
put forth suggestions to prevent a recurrence of such
incidents.
The report submitted to Principal Secretary (Medical
Edu) Mukesh Sharma comprises 133 pages and 2,238 annexures.

Though, the report attributes contaminated I V fluids
as the major cause of deaths in Umaid Hospital, it has also
looked into other causes like inadequate staff and scanty
resources.
Some women reached the hospital in critical condition,
says the report.

The report which has been submitted three months after
the incident, also suggested a fund to pay compensation of Rs
1 lakh to the family of every woman who dies during or after
delivery.

The report also advocates stringent action and
suspension of medical staff found guilty.

PTI