Ambikapur:Death of six newborn babies in the Medical College, Ambikapur, had promoted In-charge Minister Shiv Kumar Dahariya to call an emergency meeting and Health Minister T S Singhdeo to come back from Delhi on Sunday. All the newborn babies were in the SNCU Ward of the Medical College. The relatives of the children alleged the hospital management of mismanagement and created a chaos.
According to information, Minister Dr Dahariya has called an emergency meeting of the district administration and Health Minister Singhdeo had headed Ambikapur after landing from New Delhi.
Sources said that the six babies died between 3.30 am and 6.45 am on Saturday morning so far. As a result, relatives of the victims staged a chakka jam for more than two hours demanding presence of the health minister. They alleged carelessness in the treatment.
Civil Surgeon Dr Anil Prasad and Child specialist Dr J K Rilwani tried to pacify the relatives and assured them of resolving all issued related to facilities in the hospital.
According to Dr Rilwani, all the babies were premature and therefore they all were admitted to ICU.
Following an order from Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, In-charge Minister Dr Dahariya had left for Ambikapur and held a meeting with District Collector, SP, CMHO, Medical Superintendent, CEO District Panchayat and other officials.
Singhdeo too postponed all his programmes in Delhi and had left for Ambikapur at 3.30 pm. Singhdeo had reportedly directed the Health Department to send special team from Raipur and Bilaspur to Ambikapur.
According to information, MCH Building of the Medical College Hospital sans facilities like drinking water, toilets, drainage system etc. This cost dearly to the patients. Relatives of several patients including the relatives of the victim children alleged that patients are not being given proper and timely attention. Staff nurse do not respond properly to the patients and their relatives, they alleged. Patients are sent back by the staff nurse.