Child dies due to 'negligence' in hospital, inquiry ordered

Bahraich(U.P.): A 10-month-old infant died due to alleged negligence of a nurse in the district hospital here following which an inquiry has been instituted  by the Chief Medical Superintendent.

According to family members of the child, Krishna, a nurse in the district hospital, allegedly administered "a wrong injection" as she was not paid "bribe" causing death of the infant on the morning of August 9.

Shivdutt, the child's father, alleged that he admitted his son in the district hospital on August 7 after paying Rs 100 to the nurse and Rs 30 to a sweeper for securing a bed in the children's ward.

He claimed his son was not given proper treatment by the nurse who gave him a wrong injection after which he died. Chief Medical Superintendent of the district hospital, Dr OP Pandey, while ruling out administration of wrong injection, said it was an antibiotic injection and there was nothing wrong in it.

"I have instituted an inquiry against nurse Asha Singh by a panel of three doctors and she has been removed from the ward," he said today. The sweeper, who took money, has been sacked. PTI