Protest after infant dies at Balasore hospital

Balasore: A newborn baby died today in the special newborn care unit (SNCU) of the district headquarters hospital here sparking mob protest.

As the news of death of a newborn baby due to medical negligence spread, the mob comprising the locals and villagers protest demanding action against the erring medical staff as they believe that the infant died due to negligence by hospital nurse.

The doctors, however, said the newborn baby died of heart disease.

Meanwhile, the chief district medical officer (CDMO) and additional medical officer (ADMO), after meeting the deceased baby’s parents assured that action would be taken on the basis of postmortem report.