Infant dies in hospital, kin block traffic
Several residents of Basai village blocked the Farrukhnagar Road to protest alleged negligence on part of a doctor that led to the death of an infant on Saturday.india Updated: Aug 19, 2012 00:20 IST
Several residents of Basai village blocked the Farrukhnagar Road to protest alleged negligence on part of a doctor that led to the death of an infant on Saturday.
The child's family demanded the doctor's arrest, who works in a private hospital of the city.
Traffic was halted for an hour and hundreds of commuters faced inconvenience.
One-and-half-year-old Yuvraj Singh was admitted to Sagar Hospital on Basai Road on Friday and died within two hours.
Yuvraj's father Nasib Singh said, "My son fell from the bed and injured his head. I took him to the hospital and got his dressing done. Just before Yuvraj was to be discharged, the doctor administered him five injections and glucose."
But the minor died within two hours of his stay at the hospital.
Singh lodged a case against the doctor at the Sector-10 police station.
The child's body was handed over to the family after a post-mortem examination.
ACP (City) Narender Kadyan and SHO of Sector 10 Sajjan Singh pacified villagers and assured them of action.
"A letter will be sent to the civil surgeon to take action against doctors who are negligent towards patients," said Surinder Pal, DCP (West).
First Published: Aug 19, 2012 00:18 IST