GMC orders probe in GB Pant’s infant death incident

Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar has ordered a probe on Monday to investigate, constituting a five-member committee, into the death of an infant at GB Pant hospital, within 48-hours.

An order by GMC, Srinagar read: “In reference to the Medical Superintendent GB Pant hospital, Srinagar letter no GBP/11049 dated 04/02/2019 an inquiry committee is hereby constituted to investigate the complaint.”

Earlier, a new-born girl, hailing from Kreeri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district died due to blower heat in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Sunday evening, alleged the family members.

“The newborn had internal health problems and what appeared like burns were actually disseminated Intravascular Coagulation,” said the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital.

The five-day-old baby, who was born at Noora hospital in Srinagar, had developed complications following which she referred to GB Pant Hospital for further treatment.

The family has alleged negligence on part of doctors and paramedical staff of the hospital and demanded probe into the matter and stern action against the erring staff.

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