Chandigarh's premier health institute is in the news for the wrong reasons again. A 40-day-old infant boy was on Monday killed after an unidentified person picked him up and threw him out of the third floor of a hospital at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh.
Sources in the PGIMER said the premature baby was born to a woman from Yamunanagar district in Haryana and was undergoing treatment at the newborn nursery of Nehru Hospital at PGIMER. The baby's mother, Ranjish Kaur, had delivered the baby in the seventh month of her pregnancy and was to be was to be discharged in a day or two.
The incident came to notice at 5am when nurses were waking up all mothers in the newborn ward for giving feed to their children. On finding her child missing, Rajnish Kaur raised the alarm. Following a frantic search, a relative of the woman found the baby lying in a pool of blood on the ground floor.
The PGIMER staff said that nobody from the outside was allowed to enter the baby's nursery between 10 pm and 6 am. PGIMER police post in-charge Eram Rizvi has recorded the statements of the employees on duty at the time of the incident.
Sources in the PGIMER said the Rajnish Kaur was in a state of shock and could not record her statement. The police have also called Nafi Singh, the father of the baby. Taking note of the seriousness of the crime, the security department of the premier institute has requested the police to investigate the matter.