Baramulla Infant Deaths: MS, Nurse, Operator Suspended

KL Report


Jammu and Kashmir’s health department has concluded that medical negligence was behind the death of two infants in a government hospital on Friday in Baramulla district.

The three member enquiry committee, of specialist doctors from various hospitals in the valley, has submitted its report and based on that report the medical superintendent of the hospital, a nurse and generator operator have been suspended.

The two infants had died allegedly due to non availability of electricity for over two hours. The families have alleged that the babies were on ventilator support when the electricity supply went off and the hospital officials didn’t turn the generator on for two hours.

Pertinently, chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday admitted the lack of adequate medical facilities in the state, and warned the medicos either to perform or quit.

Referring to two infant deaths in Baramulla hospital, the chief minister said, “It is matter of anguish that both the infants died due to cold even though the hospitals have been provided with generators and staff given specialized training.”


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