WB: 3-year-old toddler dies at hospital

Last Updated: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:40

Berhampore: A three-year-old girl
Monday died at a hospital in Murshidabad district after being admitted for fever, with the parents alleging medical negligence, police said.

Tanuja Khatun was treated at the Aamtala Hospital yesterday for a boil on her leg but was not admitted as the doctors claimed there was no need for it, hospital sources said.

Later in the day, the girl developed high fever
following which she was admitted to the hospital where she
died.

Denying that there was any medical negligence from the
part of the hospital, Chief Medical Officer (Health) Shahjahan
Shiraj said the girl died after she was referred to the medical hospital in Berhampore.
Her parents alleged that the authorities at the
hospital were negligent in not admitting their daughter when
she was first taken there.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:40

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