Child death: Naveen asks Kejriwal for action

Bhubaneswar: Expressing serious concern over the death of Kendrapara boy due to dengue and his parents’ suicide, chief minister Naveen Patnaik today asked Delhi government to take stringent action against the persons or hospitals responsible for the unfortunate incident.

Patnaik spoke to his Delhi counterparts Arvind Kejriwal over phone and demanded immediate action.

Besides, the chief minister also announced Rs 3 lakh ex-gratia for the family of the deceased and directed Kendrapara collector to include the bereaved family under social welfare scheme.

Meanwhile, Delhi government ordered a magistrate level inquiry into the incident. Earlier on September 12, the Delhi government has slapped show cause notices on five leading hospitals threatening cancellation of registration.

Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda yesterday met union Health minister JP Nadda in New Delhi and discussed the matter. He also submitted a memorandum to the Helath minister suggesting some measures to prevent the outbreak of the mosquito borne diseases and early treatment to the patients.

Notably, seven-year-old Avinash Rout was admitted to a hospital late in a critical condition following denial of two private hospitals that led to his death. Being frustrated over the death of one and only son, his parents- Lakshman Chandra Rout (35) and Babita Raut (30) committed suicide by jumping from the terrace of a four-storey apartment at Lado Sarai area of south Delhi.