1,304 children die in Gorakhpur College this yr; NBW issued against 7

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Sep 2017 07:50:57


Sept 1,


THE state-run BRD Medical College reported death of 35 children in the past 48 hours taking the toll to 1,304 this year, even as a Gorakhpur court issued non-bailable warrants against seven people.  Earlier in the day, additional sessions judge Shivanand Singh issued the NBW against seven of the nine people named in the FIR, a day after he sent former principal of the college Dr Rajiv Mishra and his medico-wife Purnima Shukla to 14-day judicial custody.

The warrants were issued against incharge of AES ward Dr Kafeel Khan, anstheist Dr Satish, pharmacist Gajanan Jaiswal, accountant Sudhir Pandey, assistant clerk Sanjay Kumar Tripathi and gas suppliers Uday Pratap Singh and Manish Bhandari, investigating officer C Abhishek Singh said. Khan, who was the nodal officer, has already been removed from the post.

Following the deaths, mostly of infants, cases were registered under various sections of the IPC, Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Medical Council Act against nine persons, including the doctor couple. Mishra and his wife, who were arrested from Kanpur on Tuesday by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF), were produced before the judge, who sent them to the Gorakhpur district jail on a 14-day judicial remand. They were named in an FIR lodged by the UP Government. Mishra was suspended as principal of the medical college on August 12 after the deaths were reported. He resigned the same day taking moral responsibility.There were allegations that the deaths happened due to disruption in oxygen supply as the vendor had not been paid for several months.

90 infants die at Banswara hospital in 2 months, probe ordered: AT LEAST 90 infants have died at the MG Hospital in Banswara district of Rajasthan in the last two months, prompting the State Government to order an inquiry. Health Minister Kalicharan Saraf formed a three-member committee, headed by Dr S M Mittal, on Thursday to probe the matter and file a report within three days.

“The district hospital recorded the deaths of 90 newborns in July and August,” Chief Medical and Health Officer, Banswara, Dr H L Tabiyar told PTI. He said several of them died due to birth asphyxia but exact number of those who perished because of this reason will be known after investigation.Birth asphyxia is a medical condition resulting from deprivation of oxygen to a newborn during the birth process.