Madhya Pradesh: 36 newborns dies in state-run hospital


New Delhi, Sep 4: In a recent spate of incident related to child death, another instance came into the limelight where at least 36 newborns died in a state-run hospital in Madhya Pradesh last month, the hospital authorities said on Monday. 

In August, 195 newborns were admitted to the Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU), its head V.D. Sonwani told news agency IANS.

Among these, 36 could not survive, due to several reason such as underweight, underdeveloped or had some disease,” he further added.

Hospital sources said, there were four ventilators but no one was trained perfectly and because of this, it didn’t benefited many newborns and other patients who need them.

Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer Rajesh Pandey stated he was not aware of any such deaths.

This is not the first instance related to child deaths, as Farrukhabad, Gorakhpur and Rajasthan also witnessed this where number of new born lost their lives.

Latest deaths reported from Farrukhabad’s government hospital named Ram Manohar Lohia Rajkiya Chikitsalay, where  at least 49 children died  due to oxygen and medicines shortage.

Similarly, In Rajashtan more than 85 children lost their lives in last two months in the Banswara district hospital.

Last month, tragic incident reported from BRD Medical College where over 80 children died because of encephalitis, lack of oxygen availability and other reasons which stunned the country.

With such incidents related to child deaths, which is coincidentally reported from state run hospital. As its a high time, now government should take the charge and ensure proper facilities.

Wefornews Bureau 


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