Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh):
Eight infants have died within the final three days in a authorities hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol, 490 kilometres from the state capital Bhopal. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a high-level probe into circumstances resulting in the deaths.
The infants, together with a new child, have been admitted to the Sick Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of the hospital.
The kids have been from tribal-dominated Shahdol, Umaria and Anuppur districts.
Health Minister Dr Prabhuram Chowdhary has stated preliminary investigation revealed that many of the infants died of uncontrolled pneumonia and respiratory problems.
“On the Chief Minister’s order, the additional chief secretary Mohammad Suleman has been tasked with conducting a probe into the deaths of the children at the Shahdol district hospital,” he informed reporters.
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The Chief Minister has requested officers to seek out out if negligence of the medical employees was answerable for the deaths. He has instructed that if obligatory, specialist docs be despatched from Jabalpur to Shahdol.
In January this yr, six tribal infants, aged between six days and 6 months, had died inside 15 hours on the similar hospital.