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NCPCR tells DM to probe charges against pvt hosp over girl's death

Source: , Posted On:   06 March 2021

NCPCR tells DM to probe charges against pvt hosp over girl’s death | Allahabad News - Times of India

Prayagraj: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) took cognizance of news reports of the death of a three-year old girl at the gate of a private hospital in Prayagraj and asked the district magistrate Bhanu Chandra Goswami on Saturday to initiate an inquiry into allegations of medical negligence and submit report within 24 hours.
On Friday, the deceased girl’s father Mukesh Mishra, a resident of Karhenda village of Prayagraj’s Kareli area, had alleged that he had admitted his daughter to the private hospital near Jhalwa 20 days ago. The hospital falls under the jurisdiction of Kaushambi’s Pipri police station.
The DM had on Friday ordered a probe by ADM (City) A K Kanaujia and chief medical officer Dr Prabhakar Rai.
“Kaushambi police had sent the body for post-mortem on Friday. A probe has been ordered after taking cognizance of tweets that a minor girl was ousted from the private hospital without stitches after abdomen surgery,” the DM said.
“Today, the NCPCR has asked The DM for an inquiry and submit findings within 24 hours,” said ADM (City).
ADM city and CMO visited the private hospital and checked the records of the girl.
City magistrate Rajnish Mishra, CO Kotwali Satyendra Mishra and CO Chail, Kaushambi Shyamkant visited the family and condoled the death. They assured the family that a thorough inquiry would be done and the guilty punished.
CO (Chail) Shyamkant said an FIR was registered on Saturday on the complaint of family. “The post-mortem has been performed and the report is awaited,” he added.
The last rites of the girl were performed by the family in presence of police.
Meanwhile, management of the private hospital accused of medical negligence held a press conference in the city on Saturday.
Medical director of the hospital Dr Pramod Kumar rebutted the allegations and said, “The girl was admitted in ICU for 16 days. We performed surgery twice with her father’s consent. The family was charged Rs 6,370 for the same. When her condition did not improve, we advised them to shift her to Children’s Hospital under MLN medical college on March 3 and she was admitted there on the same date. We had put the stitches in, but what happened after we discharged her is not known to us.”
Authorities of the private hospital told TOI that the girl was admitted on February 15 with acute intestinal obstruction. She underwent surgery with consent on February 24 wherein the affected portion of intestine was removed. On March 2, she had to be operated upon again due to leakage from intestine and was referred to SRN Hospital on March 3 for advanced care where she was admitted at 12.40pm the same day.
When TOI spoke to Dr Mukesh Veer Singh, head of pediatrics department at Children’s Hospital, which comes under SRN Hospital of MLN medical college, he said, “The girl child was admitted on March 3 and remained under our supervision till March 4 evening when the girl’s father left with the kid without informing us.”
TOI also spoke to Dr J K Singh, the surgeon who treated the girl at Children’s Hospital, and he said, “We monitored the girl continuously since she was admitted till March 4 evening when her father took her away. I had spoken to the doctor who treated her at the private hospital and had told her father that the girl’s condition is not good.”