Baby dies at Bhopal’s Hamidia hospital

A 22-day-old baby died at Bhopal’s Hamidia hospital on Sunday, sources said.

bhopal Updated: Dec 26, 2016 12:38 IST
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
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Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inspected the Hamidia Hospital on December 23.(File photo)

A 22-day-old baby died at Bhopal’s Hamidia hospital on Sunday, sources said.

The father of the deceased, Radheshyam told HT that his child was admitted in the special newborn care unit (SNCU) of Kamla Nehru Hospital from where he was taken to Hamidia hospital’s medicine ward for a test.

As per sources even infants in critical condition admitted in SNCU ward are removed from the life support system and taken to a 300-metre far medicine ward of Hamidia hospital.

The newly appointed superintendent at Hamidia hospital Dr Deepak Maravi remained unavailable to comment on the issue.

The superintendent of Hamidia hospital was removed on Saturday, a day after chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited the facility and two officers of the medical education department — additional chief secretary (medical education) Prabhanshu Kamal and Gandhi Medical College (GMC) dean Dr Ulka Shrivastava — were transferred.

A surprise check was conducted at Chhatarpur district hospital by minister of state Lalita Yadav on Sunday. Looking at the dirt and mess in hospital, Yadav cancelled the tender of the agency which was hired to clean the hospital.

The same day, health and family welfare minister Rustam Singh suspended Dr VK Gupta, civil surgeon at Morena district hospital over several irregularities found during an extensive inspection.

First Published: Dec 26, 2016 12:34 IST