52 kids die at Jharkhand hospital, NHRC issues notice

The infants died in a span of 30 days at Jamshedpur's Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College

GN Bureau | August 28, 2017


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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Jharkhand government after 52 children died at a hospital over a period of 30 days.
 
The deaths came to light just days after 60 children died at a Gorakhpur hospital.
 
The NHRC took suo motu cognizance of a media report that 52 infants have been reported dead at Jamshedpur's Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGM) hospital in Jharkhand. 
According to the reports, the infants have died in a span of 30 days and the hospital superintendent has reportedly blamed malnutrition for the deaths, said a press communiqué.
 
The commission has observed that deaths of children and infants, in a large number, are a matter of concern. It has issued a notice to the chief secretary, government of Jharkhand calling for a report in the matter within six weeks.
 
It has also asked the union health and family welfare ministry to issue suitable directions to all the states and union territories so that such deaths do not take place in any hospital due to any negligence.
 
NHRC had taken cognizance of two similar incidents. One occurred in the Gorakhpur district where more than 60 children died at BRD Medical College and another was reported from Chhattisgarh, where 4 infants died due to negligence by the oxygen plant operator at Ambedkar hospital.
 
The reports are awaited in both the incidents.
 

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