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3 year-old dies; hospital gave wrong medicine, say parents

Three-year-old Chhavi was admitted to a clinic run by Dr VK Gupta, chairman of Sumitra Hospital, after she was infected with pneumonia.

noida Updated: Jul 07, 2017 22:47 IST
Hindustan Times
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Parents said Chhavi was fine until the hospital staff injected a vaccine in her glucose drip. Within minutes after they injected the vaccine, the child began frothing from mouth, they said.(Shutterstock)

The family of a three-year-old girl has on Friday accused a private hospital in Noida of mishandling a case of pneumonia, leading to the child’s death.

Parents of the deceased accused that doctors on duty injected wrong medicine to their child, which led to her death.

Three-year-old Chhavi was taken to the hospital following a mild fever on Thursday. She was being treated for pneumonia for the last one week at a private clinic in Sector 12.

“Chhavi was not well and was being treated at a private clinic in Sector 12. The clinic was run by Dr VK Gupta, who is the chairman of Sumitra Hospital,” said Manoj Kumar, the father of the girl.

The minor was transferred from the clinic to the hospital when there was no considerable improvement in her health.

“Around 2pm on Thursday, she was injected with a drip of glucose. She was doing fine until they injected some vaccine into the drip. Within seconds, she starting frothing from her mouth. She was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), but died within a few minutes,” said Kumar, accusing the hospital authorities of wrong treatment.

However, the hospital authorities have denied all the allegations and said that they tried their best to save the girl, but her condition worsened on Thursday afternoon.

“The treatment was going good. But all of a sudden she got fits and started frothing from mouth. The girl was immediately rushed to ICU, but could not respond to the treatment,” said Dr VK Gupta.

Based on the allegations, a case has been registered at Sector 24 police station.

“An FIR has been lodged in the matter. We will wait for the postmortem report of the girl. If we find any lapse on the part of the hospital, necessary action will be taken against them,” said Arun Kumar Singh, city superintendent of police.

First Published: Jul 07, 2017 22:32 IST