The relatives alleged that the babies’ condition worsened subsequent to the injection administered by the doctor.
Ranchi: A doctor and some nurses at a government hospital in Jharkhand’s Giridih were beaten up by relatives of three newborn babies who died in the hospital recently.
According to a recent report by IANS, three women had given birth to the babies two days ago at the hospital and the delivery was normal. A doctor had given an injection to all three babies noting their critical condition.
However, the relatives alleged that the babies’ condition worsened subsequent to the injection administered by the doctor.
The doctor also referred them to a hospital in Dhanbad. The father of one took the baby to the advised hospital however the two others remained in the hospital. All three died on May 21st.
Speaking to IANS after the incident, the doctor informed that the condition of the babies born was critical so he had given them an injection and referred to Dhanbad for treatment.
Police are currently investigating the case.
Recently, Medical Dialogues had reported that a doctor at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) was attacked by a patient’s attendants, who under the influence of alcohol accused the doctor of negligence in treating the patient and manhandled him. Claiming to be supporters of a minister, two to three persons attacked the doctor, alleging negligence in the treatment of the injured patient. The eyewitnesses had informed that the patient’s relatives were in an inebriated condition.
In response to the said incident, the fellow doctors at the institute had staged a protest. The video of the attack at NIMS apparently went viral on social media.