Infant dies at hospital; kin cries negligence

Jeypore: Tension ran high on premises of Jeypore hospital after a new born died due to alleged medical negligence.

According to sources, wife of Girija, a resident of a MG Road, gave birth to a baby girl at the government-run hospital three days ago.

“The health condition of the infant worsened yesterday afternoon. We informed the doctors about this, but they did not pay any heed to our complaint following which our daughter died,” family members alleged.

“Moreover, the hospital authorities also advised us to admit our daughter to a private hospital for treatment,” they alleged.

However, the doctor attending on the infant said the allegations made by the family members are baseless. “There was no negligence from our side in the treatment. The baby girl died due to aspiration pneumonia,” the doctor added.