Raipur: Urban administration and development and Surguja district in-charge minister Dr Shivkumar Dahariya inspected the Maternal and Child Hospital in Ambikapur. He was accompanied by health minister TS Singh and food minister Amarjeet Bhagat who took detailed information from senior hospital officials and doctors regarding the causes of death of newborn babies.
The ministers strictly warned all the concerned that such incidents should not be repeated and negligence will not be tolerated at any level in this regard. Medical superintendent of medical college and in-charge of pediatrics will not go on leave together. Duty must be assigned to the concerned before going on leave. In case of shortage of doctors or professors, then they should be recruited on contractual basis.
Expressing displeasure over the lack of cleanliness in the hospital, the in-charge minister Dr Shivkumar Dahariya directed to make improvements at the earliest. He directed to make proper arrangements not to allow any unauthorized person to enter the hospital premises. Along with this, instructions were also given to install biometric attendance machines for all the employees. During this he also inspected the SNCU and infant ward.