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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Death of newborn in private nursing home, doctor and nurse accused

Malda, 1 March, 2015: Death of a newborn baby girl caused excitement at a private nursing home as the parents ofthe baby claimed that the wrong treatment by the concerned pediatrician and the attending nurse resulted in the baby's death.

The aggrieved father with copy of police complaint (Photo: Sudip Roy Choudhury)
Manoj Mitra, a primary school teacher and father of the deceased baby lodged a written police complaint against the pediatrician Dr Ziaul Hoque and the nurse Ms Vanu.

Mr Mitra alleged that his wife Soma Mitra, headmistress of a primary school delivered a 'healthy' baby girl (weighing 3.4kg) at the nursing home on 26 February. Mrs Mitra was ligated by the doctor.

The newborn was under care of Dr Z Hoque and kept well till last evening when Mr Mitra was reportely informed by his wife that the baby turned blue after pushing an injection by the nurse.

"I rushed to the nursing home and sought Dr Hoque's opinion as well. But even then he assured me that the baby was perfectly well," the bereaved father said.

He informed that eventually the baby died around 2 am today. The wrong treatment and negligence of the doctor and thr nurse took away my baby's life. I want exemplary punishment for them," he claimed.

Mrs Mitra too blamed the doctor and the nurse and claimed that the injection prescribed for her was infused into the baby which caused the neeborn's death.

The sick mother at nursing home (Photo: VoM)
Dr Z Hoque admitted that the baby was healthy. "I only prescribed an anti-biotic injection. But it is difficult to say if the same onjection was pushed, he defended.

Aggrieved relatives of the deceased baby demonstrated in front of the nursing home and the foctor's chamber.

The accused nurse fled after the incident. The nursing home authorities remained mute in this regard.

Police said that the complaint was being probed into. 

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