On Monday, the Rajasthan government suspended three doctors after 86 children died (37 due to medical negligence) in a government hospital in the state’s Banswara district. Further, the authority puts 5 other doctors on awaiting posting orders (APOs).
A senior official of the department told IANS:
“The decision to this effect was taken after a departmental committee submitted its report to the state Medical & Health Department.”
On August 31, the government set up a committee to investigate the reported death of 86 children in the last two months at the government-run MG hospital.
National Human Rights Commission Issued A Notice To Chief Secretary
The National Human Rights Commission of India has strongly criticised the health ministry of state and also issued a notice to the chief secretary of Rajasthan. The Commission also asked to detailed the measure which they have taken to improve the conditions in the hospital.
“Taking serious exception to the reported poor facilities and upkeep of the hospital, the Commission has observed that the negligence on the part of the hospital authorities amounts to a violation of the right to life of the poor victims.”
Unfortunately, there is only one hospital in Banswara which has a population of 20 lakh.
Meanwhile, the death of 49 newborns at Farrukhabad’s Ram Manohar Lohia Government Hospital and 325 children at Gorakhpur’s BRD hospital, Uttar Pradesh has raised the public anger across the country.
Congress has alleged that criminal negligence of the BJP governments has completely destroyed the health structure of our country.