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Rajasthan orders fresh probe into new-born's death

jaipur Updated: Jan 25, 2010 20:37 IST
Rajasthan Government

The Rajasthan Government on Monday ordered a fresh probe into the death of a new-born at a state-run hospital in Udaipur after the babe's arm was allegedly cut during caesarian section, official sources said.

The infant died on Friday at Pannadhay hospital after his arm was nearly chopped off during the operation on January 19.

The fresh probe comes following family's dissatisfaction over an enquiry which ruled out medical negligence in the incident.

"Baby's family members were not satisfied with the probe conducted by local authorities. So, we ordered reinvestigation of the matter," C M Meena, Principal Secretary of Medical Education department said in Jaipur.

"Divisional Commissioner-Udaipur, Aparna Arora will probe the matter assisted by D D Sinha, Superintendent of
J K Lone Hospital of Jaipur, and submit report within 5-6 days," he said.

The family had alleged that the baby boy was not even given a proper dressing after the injury, leading to his death three days later. The hospital, however, had defended saying the injury was not serious.

Earlier, a three-member committee was set up to investigate the case, but it did not find negligence on doctor's part. It had said that the baby was premature and had developed septicaemia (presence of bacteria in blood) leading to death.

The report had said that the baby was not in proper position in the womb and that it sustained cut on skin
following repositioning process in complex situation.

It was not a cut of blade as alleged, the report had said.