Thursday, May 23 2019 | Time 08:13 Hrs(IST)
  • Counting of votes for 21 LS and 146 Assembly seats begins in Odisha amid tight security
  • Counting begins eight LS seats in Marathwada region
  • Counting of votes starts at 77 centres in UP for 80 Lok Sabha seats
  • Counting of votes begins for 14 Assam LS seats
  • Counting begins amid tight security in TN, AIADMK's fate to be known
  • Two girls killed, one injured after hit by mudslide in Baramulla
  • As all eyes on counting of votes, BJP talking about 100-day agenda of 'new Govt'
  • Pakistan records 52 pc in FDI
  • US state dept says Turkey to face ‘very negative’ consequences if S-400 sale takes place
  • UK labour chairman calls for snap election after senior Tory quits
  • Nath confident of Cong win
States » North

Staff negligence: Infant dies due to ‘blower heat’ in Pant hospital, probe ordered

Srinagar, Feb 4 (UNI) Due to the negligence of the hospital staff, a new-born female baby was allegedly burnt to death due to blower heat in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of GB Pant Hospital on Sunday.

Meanwhile, after attracting sever criticism from all sections of society, including from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti, authorities have constituted a five-member committee and ordered an investigation into the death of the infant at the only children’s hospital in the valley.

The family of the new-born said the infant, who was born at a private hospital in the summer capital, Srinagar, had developed some complications following which she was taken to GB Pant Hospital.
However, they alleged due to negligence on part of doctors and paramedical staff of the hospital the baby was burned to death. “We want thorough probe in the incident and a stern punishment to the culprits so that such criminal act is not repeated,” they said.

The Postgraduate Department of Paediatrics, Government Medical College Srinagar on Monday ordered an investigation into the death and constituted a five-member committee, which has been asked to submit its report within 48 hours.

“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,” the order by GMC Srinagar read.

“The committee thus constituted shall submit its report within 48 hours positively,” it added.

Reacting to reports about the death, Ms Mehbooba said there are no words enough to condemn the criminal negligence at GB Pant hospital, where a new born baby was allegedly burnt to death. “Hope an exemplary punishment is given to the culprits responsible for this horrific incident so that no other child meets this kind of fate,” Ms Mehbooba, who is former chief minister of the state, wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
More News

Temperature chart

23 May 2019 | 2:17 AM

Bhopal, May 22 (UNI) The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded on Wednesday in Madhya Pradesh’s principal cities / towns:
Place Max Min (in degrees Celsius)
Bhopal 43.

see more..

Traders protest after showroom owner murdered in Tohana

22 May 2019 | 11:00 PM

Tohana, May 22 (UNI) Traders and shopkeepers on Wednesday protested in Nehru Market area of Tohana in Fatehabad district over the murder of a showroom owner late Tuesday night.

see more..
Shivraj flays Cong MLA’s targeting IPS officer

Shivraj flays Cong MLA’s targeting IPS officer

22 May 2019 | 10:09 PM

Bhopal, May 22 (UNI) In the wake of Madhya Pradesh’s ruling Congress legislator Arif Masood’s video going viral on Wednesday, Bharatiya Janata Party Vice President and erstwhile chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan averred that it should be clarified as to why the MLA desires that the Director General (Prisons) be changed.

see more..

Jammu Crime Branch arrests fraudster for duping crores

22 May 2019 | 9:51 PM

Jammu, May 22 (UNI) Jammu Crime Branch on Wednesday said that three accused have been arrested for allegedly duping people of crores of rupees in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

see more..

Season’s hottest day in Jammu, max temp 40 2 degrees

22 May 2019 | 9:49 PM

Jammu, May 22 (UNI) The winter capital of the state on Wednesday witnessed season’s hottest day at maximum temperature touching 40.

see more..