Four premature babies die under suspicious circumstances, collector orders inquiry

4 preemies were admitted in NICU, Neo-natal intensive care unit, at the time of their death. After the incident came to light the family alleged negligence on part of the doctors and the hospital staff. A resident doctor who was on the duty was manhandled by MNS workers

Four premature babies die under suspicious circumstances, collector orders inquiry

In a shocking incident, 4 preemies (premature babies) have been found dead due to alleged suspicious circumstances, in Amravati district of Maharashtra. All 4 preemies were born in Panjabrao Deshmukh Medical College two day prior to the tragic incident which came to light in the wee hours on Monday morning.

According to sources, all 4 preemies were admitted in NICU, Neo-natal intensive care unit, at the time of their death. After the incident came to light the family alleged negligence on part of the doctors and the hospital staff. Dr Bushan Katta, a resident doctor who was on the duty was manhandled by MNS workers.

In a written complaint which has been filed in Ghadge Nagar police station, the family alleges that doctors and the nursing staff attached to NICU, didn’t inform the parents about the deaths, and ran away from the spot after the incident. The complaint further alleges that doctors and staff didn’t take care of the premature babies properly, and their negligence is responsible for the preemies death.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, collector Amravati Abhijit Banger said, “I have ordered an inquiry into the incident. Civil surgeon of the civil hospital, Dr Someshwar Nirmal will carry out the thorough investigation. How can we say, this is a coincidence that all 4 babies died on the same day, we need to investigate in further”

Banger further added, “We have to see whether there was a technical fault, or human error or the preemies died due to natural cause. I have been told that the babies died due to various reasons. But the truth has yet to come out.”

After the family alleged negligence, the hospital administration has sent the bodies for post mortem.

Meanwhile speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Dilip Jane, Dean of Panjabrao Deshmukh Medical College rubbished all the allegations.

Dr Jane said, “The allegations that the preemies, died due to short circuit is completely baseless. All of them were premature deliveries before two days. One of the babies died due to Septicemia. Cause of death for others is still under investigation. We have sent dead bodies for post mortem in Civil Hospital. We don’t know why the allegation of short circuit was raised. Maybe it was because of the red patches on their bodies.”

Dr Jane further said, “A resident doctor was bitten up by a MNS worker. We have called police and they are investigating the matter further”

Authorities say that, the post mortem is being carried out in the Amravati civil hospital and the report is expected by tomorrow, which will be submitted to the collector.