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Case against Kerala Minister

The Kerala police has filed a case on the directive with regard to the death of new-born babies at a government-run hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.

india Updated: May 04, 2007 17:18 IST
PTI
Hindustantimes

The Police have registered a case against Kerala Health Minister P K Sreemathi and seven others complying with a court directive with regard to the death of new-born babies at a government-run hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.

The Medical College Police have registered the case on the directive of Chief Judicial Mangistrate Thiruvananthapuram to proceed against the minister and others in connection with the deaths of as many as 38 new-born babies over a month allegedly due to infections caused by unhygienic conditions at the SAT hospital attached to the medical college.

Issuing the directive on a private complaint, CJM S Soman had on Thursday asked the police to take up the case under IPC sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) read with section 34 (common objective).

The others who named in the FIR includes two SAT doctors, nursing superintendent and labour room assistants.

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