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Haryana: No Paediatrician, No Ventilator in Panipat’s Govt Hospital; Three Newborn Children Dead In 1 Day

In 2018, 33 newborn children died in the hospital.

Three neonates died on Monday, January 28 at Bhimsen Sachar General Hospital in Panipat. The main reasons behind the deaths are the absence of any paediatrician and ventilator in the special neonatal care unit (SNCU), The Tribune reported.

According to the report, in the year 2018, 33 newborn children had died and 351 neonates were referred to other hospitals due to lack of amenities.

A resident of Khojkipur village, Reena gave birth to twins— boy and girl — on January 24. Both children died after four days in the hospital. As per records, the delivery was premature and the kids weighed 1.3 kg and 1.2 kg, respectively. A doctor told The Tribune that one child had a congenital deformity and both kids suffered from respiratory distress. Another person, Mehroon of Garhi Besak village shifted her son to SNCU in a serious condition on Monday night. Due to the absence of facilities, the child died in the wee hours on Tuesday.

Speaking to The Tribune, Dr Alok Jain noted that low weight and respiratory distress were the reasons behind the death of the three neonates at the centre.

According to the report, the SNCU has been functioning without any paediatrician for the past two months. It is compulsory to have a paediatrician and two doctors on round-the-clock duty in civil hospitals. Besides, only four nurses are posted in the hospital while the required strength is eight.

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