A woman lost her newborn child due to alleged apathy of a district hospital and Bundelkhand medical college staff. A doctor has been suspended by the health commissioner.
Durga Thakur, a tribal resident of village Chargunva, brought his wife Ranu to the district hospital for delivery on Friday. Some doctors referred her to Medical college after examining her condition. As soon as they arrived, they were transferred four times between the medical college and district hospital. But pain became unbearable for her and she delivered her baby with the help of her husband in front of the labor room.
Durga Thakur carried his newborn in a bag to look for doctors but his efforts to save the baby went futile.
Indraj Singh Thakur, a civil surgeon put all the blame on the Medical College doctors and said that the doctors now are paying more attention to their private practice and ignoring their foremost and primary duty which took the life of a newborn.
According to reports, a doctor on duty at district hospital referred her to Bundelkhand Medical College (BMC) nearby to the district hospital. And medical college then referred her back to district hospital. The shuttling happened four times.
Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission has taken into cognisance the incident of death of an infant caused due to alleged negligence of medical staff of District Hospital and Medical College in Sagar.
The Commission has sought detailed report from Principal Secretary, Health and Principal Secretary, Medical Education in two weeks. Chief Medical and Health Officer, Sagar and Dean, Medical College have been asked to appear and submit detailed report before single bench of the Commission on April 21.
Dr Rekha Gupta of medical college was suspended while Dr Jagriti Kiran Nagar has been asked for an explanation that why the woman was referred back to the district hospital.