In the wake of death of a woman and her newborn child, the directorate of medical education (DME) on Thursday suspended the superintendent of Sultania Hospital, an associated hospital of the Gandhi Medical College (GMC).
A DME release said proceedings were also initiated to suspend four other employees of the hospital.
The woman and her newborn child died after the bed she was lying in broke on Sunday night.
While superintendent of the hospital Dr Sudha Chourasiya was suspended, the four employees against whom similar action is to be taken included a doctor, a matron, a staff nurse and the nurse in-charge, the release added.
Charges regarding serious negligence were framed against Dr Chourasiya, the release said.
The action has been taken by the administration on the basis of preliminary investigation reports.
The investigating team found Dr Chourasiya responsible for negligence at primary level.
The woman Pooja, a resident of Shujalpur city, was undergoing treatment at the Hospital.
She delivered a baby the same day when the mishap took place.
However, the hospital administration claimed that the woman was also suffering from certain diseases which led to her death.
Sources said the beds used in Sultania Hospital were very old and dilapidated.
Sultania Hospital, which is already facing shortage of beds for years, is witnessing huge rush of patients everyday as it works as referral hospital for all other government health centres.
There are only 200 beds in general ward but the requirement is much more.