Infants

Sambalpur: The three-member team, probing into the death of nine infants in the Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of VSS Medical College and Hospital at Burla, will submit its report to the State Government within three days.

The team is headed by S M Bag, Director, Medical Education and Training (DMET).

"We are in the process of conducting the inquiry and it will be premature to draw any conclusion now. We will submit the report to the government within three days," Bag said.

"We have already recorded the statement of attendants, nurses and doctors. We will also meet the people and aggrieved parents,” added Bag.

According to sources, even equipment of SNCU are also being checked by the probing team which arrived here this morning after nine newborn babies died due to unknown reasons between Friday and Saturday morning at the SNCU.

Soon after the matter came to light, Odisha government ordered an investigation into the incident.

Meanwhile, probe team member S Parida, Head of paediatrics department of SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack said, “All the equipment are in working condition and safe to use. Since all are individual cases, I am talking to the doctors separately. I don't think there is an overall mistake in this.”