Medical superintendent of Jalandhar Civil Hospital has been transferred while three staff nurses and one emergency medical officer would be charge sheeted for negligence in connection with death of a newborn in the hospital last month.
The action was taken by Punjab health and family welfare minister Madan Mohan Mittal after going through the inquiry report submitted by the ADC Jalandhar and director health and family welfare.
In order to prevent recurrence of such incidents and to improve the child care in the state, twelve special newborn care units would be established during the year 2012-13, an official spokesperson said.
Two of these special new born care units (one at Mother and Child Care Hospital, Bathinda and the other at Mata Kaushalya Hospital, Patiala) were being set up shortly to provide the specialised new born care in every aspect.
As many as 50 new born stabilisation units would also be set up in all the district hospitals, sub-divisional hospitals and community health centres to provide specialised care to the new born.
The user charges for the services to be provided to the new born and the mothers had already been waived off, going by the commitment of free services to the new born and the pregnant women under JSSK scheme, the spokesperson said.
The government would leave no stone unturned to implement this scheme properly, he added.