Hyderabad: Two infants die at private hospital, family alleges medical negligence
Hyderabad: Two newborn babies died at a private hospital on Tuesday allegedly due to medical negligence after they were "kept in incubators" in the health facility, according to their family members.
The incident was reported at KAM Multi-speciality Hospital at Falaknuma in the Old City area of Hyderabad, reports TNIE.
Police said they were inquiring into the matter, however, no complaint was received so far from the family members.
The babies–a boy and a girl, belonging to different families were born today.
The family members said after the delivery of the babies the doctors told them that the babies were in good condition but suddenly they were informed by the doctors to shift their babies to another hospital as their health became serious due to some problem.
When the families got the babies admitted to another hospital the doctors there after examination declared them dead, police said.
The family members said the babies were kept in incubators and alleged that the babies had some kind of burn injuries near their chest and stomach. They further alleged that the doctors and the hospital staff did not take care of their babies.
A family member of a baby said the doctors only told them to take the baby to another hospital.
When they rushed the children to another hospital, doctors declared them dead. Family members later noticed the burn injuries on their chest area. They staged a protest demanding action against the hospital.
A police official attached to Falaknuma police station told TV channels that the matter is under investigation and they will proceed as per law.
However, the family members have not lodged any complaints in this regard, the official added.